Fun in the freeze-up for South Wootton Junior School pupils as snow blankets King’s Lynn

South Wootton Infant School reception teacher Emily Riddington being pulled along on a sledge by Rac

South Wootton Infant School reception teacher Emily Riddington being pulled along on a sledge by Rachel Ash and pupils at the school. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

West Norfolk awoke to around an inch of snow and icy roads.

Pupils were out in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils were out in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

But while many chose to stay home or postpone the shopping, these youngsters couldn't wait to get out in the snow.

While around 50 schools across the region were closed, the sledges were soon in action at South Wootton Junion School, as pupils and staff took to the playing field.

Drivers faced delays on their way into King's Lynn, with the A148 through the Sandringham Estate an icy crawl.

There were barely a dozen cars in the normally-packed Tuesday Market Place by 9am.

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture:

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant


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Great Northern was running a reduced train service between Cambridge and King's Lynn. Passengers were urged to check departure boards before travelling.

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South Wootton Infant School reception teacher Emily Riddington being pulled along on a sledge by Rac

South Wootton Infant School reception teacher Emily Riddington being pulled along on a sledge by Rachel Ash and pupils at the school. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Sarah Newman being pulled along on a sledge by pupils at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian B

Sarah Newman being pulled along on a sledge by pupils at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

South Wootton Infant School reception teacher Emily Riddington being pulled along on a sledge by pup

South Wootton Infant School reception teacher Emily Riddington being pulled along on a sledge by pupils at the school. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Sarah Newman being pulled along on a sledge by pupils at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian B

Sarah Newman being pulled along on a sledge by pupils at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture:

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Snow around the statue of Capt George Vancouver and the Custom House in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris

Snow around the statue of Capt George Vancouver and the Custom House in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Not for drifting: The frozen Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

Not for drifting: The frozen Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

A frozen Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

A frozen Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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