Schools remain closed because of the weather

ALMOST 300 schools and colleges across Staffordshire have remained closed today (Monday) because of snow and freezing temperatures (-2C or more in places).

A statement from Brown Edge CE Primary School, on the Staffordshire Schools Closure List website, perfectly summed up the situation for those many schools affected.

It read: “We are unable to guarentee the safety of pupils, parents and staff due to the adverse weather conditions making the school site and local area hazardous.”

Even lower freezing temperatures are forecast for tonight (-10 C or more).