I thought it was just the place where I work, but at the sight of that picture of the water, knee deep only metres from my teaching room, I realised how much more it means to me. How could this happen? How could water invade the corridors, the sports hall, the theatre, the classrooms? Our beautiful school, so recently renovated, ruined.
The Head Teachers were on the News, wearing wellies and grim, determined expressions. Such strength. I am so impressed by the way our Leadership Team coped - are still coping - with this crisis.
After the Christmas holiday 40% of the school was still closed. The students came back. By some incredible feat of organisation, lessons continued. We were reroomed and redirected to navigate around the damaged rooms and corridors. We have tried to make school life as normal as possible, aware that many students' homes have also been flooded.
Stricken faces of hard-working, worried children:
"But what about my A levels?"
The exam season still on the horizon, but approaching fast. How to help these students to cope with the consequences of the disaster for them and their futures? No access to the internet in their rented properties, coursework ruined, vital time lost.
We continue. We do our best. We repair the damage to the buildings. We try to repair the damage to the students' confidence and security. We wait for the exam results in the summer. We hope that the government will listen. This cannot happen again.
Teacher at Trinity School