Thursday, 7 January 2010

School is Opening!

Tonight I have been to book club - what joy it was to get out of the house and talk to adults! Inevitably, we discussed school closures. Someone made a point I wanted to share - that the fact schools close so easily is actually a sad indictment of society. It's because we've all become too litigious, too quick to cast blame and sue for any upset, that schools have become so anxious to limit risk.

On a positive note, T's school is open tomorrow! Starting later and requesting children take packed lunches. As my husband said, do they read this blog...?

2 comments:

Muddling Along Mummy said...

I don't remember my school ever being closed but do remember having to walk there in weather like this - strange that things have moved on in 30 years

I also wonder if they think of the knock on impact - all the parents finding it tough to work because someone needs to look after their children if school isn't open

Motherhood and Anarchy... said...

I completely agree MAM. School closure impacts on so many people. That is why I feel strongly that schools have a real duty to stay open unless absolutely impossible.