Snow day for students attending EducateFirst classes in Huddersfield

23 March 2013

For the first time since the start of our tuition classes a few years ago, today we experienced severe weather conditions which meant that EducateFirst classes at the Huddersfield centre could not open, although the Leeds and Bradford centres were open as usual. The decision not to open the Huddersfield centre was taken by the management staff following advice from the AA as well as local staff working at the centre. The team had to consider the safety of the tutors and students first above everything else. Many parents had to take the day off work to look after their children at home on Friday and were very much hoping that our classes would be open so that children can continue to receive educational support.

Snowfall in the region is being referred to as SNOWMAGEDDON, forcing 100 schools to close on Friday, and mass disruption to transport services and local businesses. Weather forecasters claim March could prove the coldest for 50 years, with snow up to 40cms (15ins) deep in some areas. Temperatures struggled to make zero whereas they should now be around 12°C and the windchill factor with gusts up to 28mph made it feel more like -8°C.

The severed weather we experienced over the past few days has been caused by warm fronts from the Atlantic laden with moisture hitting a huge cold block of air coming from Iceland, Greenland and Scandanavia above Yorkshire or, more specifically, right above Huddersfield.

Classes in both Leeds and Bradford were open as usual and we were surprised by the overall turnout. A BIG THANK YOU to all the tutors, parents and students who made the effort to attend.

We look forward to welcoming everyone at the beginning of the new term, which starts on Saturday 6 April.

5 thoughts on “Snow day for students attending EducateFirst classes in Huddersfield”

  1. Rochell Allensworth

    This is one of my favourite articles, I will definitely come again for more. let’s keep them coming!

  2. We all love the snow even though it has caused a lot of problem for lots of people. We used to get alot more but these days what we get it actually brings back memories of being back at school. Those were the days

  3. Tell me about it. The snow this year has been horrible. No sign of it going away. Now it is the start of the so called British summer time and there is still lots of snow in places around Yorkshire and probably many other areas in the country too.

    Kids love snow days, parents hate them. I wonder what teachers make of it all?

  4. Mother of 2

    No more snow days 🙂

    here come the summer and i am looking forward to the EducateFirst summer school.

  5. It has been a long couple of weeks. First the bad weather and now the Easter holidays. The kids are getting bored at home. They are actually looking forward to your classes starting again on Sat 6 April.

    The tuition you guys give to kids is simply the best. I have no complaints whatsoever. Your tutors know their subject and do a good job teaching. They are also very friendly.

    Keep up the good work.

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