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At last, back to school...

It's the last weekend of what's been a very long Christmas break for many schoolchildren. The bad weather forced the closure of schools all over the country in the week before Christmas.

That was the second time snow interrupted classes in less than a month.

The children probably loved it. But hard-pressed parents will be fervently hoping more can be done to keep schools open if bad weather strikes again in the coming months.