Letter: Mailbag - Nature's exercise.
JUST to see the delight on the kids faces playing in the snow was adequate compensation for schools being closed.
This "big" snow would have been the first for many.
Playing in the snow and sledging can be physically tiring so at least they were getting plenty of exercise and an added bonus for them was that their parents were with them.
As for schools closing, the school yellow bus which takes kids long distances just shows that not all schools are local.
Many teachers live outside the school area and a big snow slows everybody down.
I used to walk two miles to school in short trousers in every weather possible and the only health and safety issue we knew was the "nit" nurse and pulling your hand quickly before the cane whacked it.
They have changed, but when the going gets tough the tough get going by getting out of our comfort zone.
M TAYLOR Huddersfield
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Feb 11, 2009|
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