In Pictures: Snow of January 2013 – 26 January 2013

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Despite having been warned about it for some time, the snow that fell on Friday, 18 January still caused havoc and brought the nation to its knees. For me and my fellow students at Furze Platt Seniors – along with schoolchildren across the country – it meant an afternoon off school, as the site was deemed increasingly unsafe to be kept open. Ms White, Furze Platt’s Headteacher, would always be the last to take the drastic action of sending students home early (indeed, some other schools in the area didn’t even open their doors that morning), but she was left with little other decision than to start locking up – for the safety of the 1,200+ students, and scores of staff – at 11:30am.

As the last of the snow begins to melt, enjoy this gallery of pictures, taken over the first few days of the wintry weather.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.