Although the snow caused most other schools in the area to close, Elmfield was open as usual. And while the weather caused chaos for many, for our pupils it provided an opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time.
Class 3 are currently studying the history of buildings with their Class Teacher, Tim Gray. Over the course of this year they’re learning about a wide range of buildings, from temporary shelters to permanent ones. “We’ve just finished looking at igloos so this snow is really timely,” said Mr Gray. “It’s meant the pupils, with help from the rest of the school, have been able to build their very own igloo, just like the ones the Eskimos use on their hunting trips.”
Elmfield expects to be open every day during the snowy weather. “We’re fortunate that most of our staff live nearby,” explained Ben Arnold, the school’s new Business Manager, “and we feel that we have a duty to both the parents and the pupils to stay open as much as we can for normal lessons. But we’re also aware that children love to play in the snow so they’re allowed to bring in their sledges, which makes break times a lot of fun.”