snowfall on last day of term

Tuesday December 12, 2017

The last day of term brought the anticipated winter weather and Concord found itself under a blanket of snow.  The weekend has seen more heavy snow and we think that it is the deepest snow in Acton Burnell since the 1980s! With freezing temperatures continuing, the campus has been transformed into a winter wonderland. The snow started to fall in the early hours on Friday morning with students and staff waking up to a substantial covering of snow. With snow falling throughout the day, the students made the most of the opportunity to enjoy, what was for some, the first snow they had ever experienced. Although beautiful to look at and fun to play in, the snow brought extremely challenging travelling conditions with disruption to both the local and the regional road networks on perhaps one of the busiest days for Concord students travelling to the airports at the start of the Christmas holidays. Said Concord Principal, Mr Neil Hawkins: “I would like to commend the students who were delayed for their patience and resilience. I am also very grateful to their parents for their support and for managing to rearrange flights at such short notice. “Mr Kerslake and his team worked tirelessly to ensure that all of the students were safe and everyone was able to make their way home for the Christmas holiday.” To see pictures visit the Concord Photo Library - Snow December 2017.