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I know I've said this before but...

When snow falls maybe one year in three, or one year in four, for a handful of days, surely, surely it is more educational for children to be out in it, learning how it crunches, how it melts,  how to sledge, how to make a snowman, how to take photos of snow, how to go home and paint it -  than sitting in a classroom doing something they could be doing any day of the year, and wishing they weren't?

Apparently 80 schools in Cornwall were closed today.   I just cannot see this as the educational disaster that the local news suggests it is.

My knees are wet now.  I have been photographing Bert the Gargoyle in the snow, with fairy lights.   We've taken down the rest of the decorations but disentangling fairy lights from snowy bushes can wait!   Drying snowy knees smell funny. 

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bunn
6th Jan, 2010 11:10 (UTC)
I can understand if the parents can get to work and childcare's an issue - but I did think it was strange that the local news illustrated their "OMG won't someone think of the children's education!" story with a very sweet clip of a 5 year old playing on her sledge, followed by an interview with her adoring Mum who told us all about how they had built a snowman, played snowballs, and were now on their way home to do some snowy paintings!

It's weirdly quiet here. Yesterday they were all out on sledges, but when I walked the dogs this morning there was not a soul about but me! Very odd.
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