To think dd's sn school could close early on nov 5th???
2shoeswhizzbangwoosh · 02/11/2007 08:54
her school is out in the middle of no where.
To get home most of the school buses have to go through a town that has a massive bonfire celebration. people come from all over to go to it. so gridlock.
why can't the school just shut early that day.
themildmanneredjanitor · 02/11/2007 08:56
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Blandmum · 02/11/2007 19:02
people whine like mad if you have a teacher training day during term time.
they moan and bitch on MN and say 'Bloody teachers, why can't they train in their holidays'
And then I have to post , yet again, that the kids have always had the 5 INSET days as holiday, and that the teachers are being trained in their holidays!
2shoeswhizzbangwoosh · 02/11/2007 21:21
thanks Noonar I think you know where I mean and it is going to be BAD. god alone knows what time she will get home.
I posted on here as I am not sure whether to mention it to the school. It happens once a year. but makes it such a long day for the dc's. it might be something they have already looked into,
katepol · 02/11/2007 21:30
2shoes - aren't they closing the roads at 5pm? Will the bus get through before then?
My dp used to work there, and his work closed at 2pm so people could get home.
Would it be possible for you to pick up at lunchtime? Could the school bus divert to the coast? What does the school usually do - it is not as if they don't know what's coming after all...
katepol · 02/11/2007 21:56
How do you think your dd will cope with the extra long journey? Does the school bus have sufficient staff in case the kids get tetchy while on board?
At least you will have enough time at home to make sure things run smoothly once she does get home.
I used to love going to the celebrations, but I can see how awkward it makes life for those who live and work there.
I like the fact that in this H&S obsessed culture, it still goes ahead, when in fact, it is bl**dy dangerous! It really does make the average firework display seem very tame. Would never take the children though .
sunnydelight · 03/11/2007 05:27
It doesn't actually get to bad until around 5pm 2shoes and they don't actually close the road the bus will use until the procession comes up around 11pm (they close the road through the town from the lights, but not the one North). Even the schools right in the middle of town don't close early (they just assume half the kids won't be in the next day!). Having lived there I wouldn't worry about it - the deputy head is one of the bonfire societies so he will be very aware of the issues It feels very strange sitting here in the sunshine thinking about the madness that is that particular town on bonfire night!
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