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Headteacher hailed a hero

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Andy Green, Headteacher at Leonard Stanley Primary School, was branded a superhero last week for battling the snow to keep School open.

As the white stuff fell from the sky on Monday 12th December, Mr Green decided he simply could not dash the hopes of parents and kids getting ready for the school nativity plays and set his alarm at 5am to make it to school early, so he could dig and sweep snow and clear the school, ready to open at 9am as usual.

Mr Green said: “We’ve missed so much in the last couple of years because of Covid, and I really didn’t want to have to close school and cancel the Christmas plays. The children have worked so hard practising over recent weeks, our teachers have put such a huge effort in to get the children ready, and the parents and families were so excited. So we simply couldn’t let a little snow get in our way!”

When asked what he thought of being a hero, Andy said: “I am so proud to serve as headmaster at Leonard Stanley, we have an incredible school family, amazing teachers, and such support from the community. It is lovely to be appreciated, but honestly, I’m not the hero – our school children are the heroes. I wish everyone in our school family a very happy holiday.”

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