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Education / Snow day at Baltasound school – but online learning continues

A gritter in Unst during the cold spell. Photo: SIC

BALTASOUND Junior High School in Unst is closed today (Friday) due to the snowy conditions.

The school said that wintry roads made it “unsafe for pupils and staff to attend”.

Shetland Islands Council has sent an extra gritter to Unst after four to five inches of snow fell last night.

The school closure will only affect some pupils who are attending school in person through key worker provision, or students with additional support needs.

Pupils can still access their paper packs or online learning, with live lessons timetabled – although the school said staff will be connecting from home which may affect internet speed and general connectivity.

In a post on Facebook, the school reminded parents and children to “include time in your day for enjoying the snow”.