As you are no doubt aware this part of the world will have a solar eclipse on Friday 20th March. In the London area the expectation is that 85% of the sun will be covered by 09.31. The eclipse will be over by 10.41 which is just prior to the children going out to play. Children will be taught about the eclipse and the increasing darkness pointed out, but we will not be taking the children outside to view the eclipse.
This is a rare astronomical event that I would really like my son to witness. Is his headteacher being sensibly cautious or is it just too much trouble and too disruptive to the lessons for the school to arrange some way of the children seeing the partial eclipse?