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Most schools reopen following heavy snowfalls

PUBLISHED: 17:05 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:01 05 October 2010

ALL but two of the 98 state schools in Tower Hamlets were open today. The majority — from nursery to secondary schools – were closed on both Monday and Tuesday due to the heavy snowfalls. But Bishop Challoner and Langdon Park schools remained closed toda

ALL but two of the 98 state schools in Tower Hamlets were open today. The majority - from nursery to secondary schools - were closed on both Monday and Tuesday due to the heavy snowfalls.

But Bishop Challoner and Langdon Park schools remained closed today (Wednesday). A council spokesman said there were concerns over health and safety at both school grounds following the snow and icy weather conditions.

At Langdon it was decided to put forward a teachers training event to today to avoid pupils losing a day of teaching later in the year.

Bishop Challoner was closed for a third day but is expected to reopen tomorrow (Thursday).

A spokesman said the snow and ice had made the site "potentially unsafe" for students and staff because of the building work taking place at the school, as part a £40m redevelopment scheme.

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