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Headteacher bans children from touching the snow (and mums are not happy about it!)

We all remember snow days at school – the snow ball fights and playground snow angles, yet this is all set to change as students at one school have been BANNED from even touching the snow!

Headteacher Ges Smith at Jo Richardson Community School in East London went on Good Morning Britain to explain this move, explaining the rule has been introduced for health and safety reasons.

Mr Smith told presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: ‘The problem is it only takes one student, one piece of grit, one stone in a snowball in an eye with an injury and we change our view.

‘The rules are don’t touch the snow. If you don’t touch the snow you’re not going to throw it.’

He also expressed how the snow made children wet and cold, which wasn’t ideal for their learning: ‘If the last thing you do before you go into school and into the classroom is have a snowball in your face, you’re not ready to learn.’

The Met Office has upgraded its weather warnings for snow later this week, with snow forecast in the majority of the country.

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