Students join Trai for TV broadcast

The four students pictured with Trai  Anfield are Alex Bailey, Ben Charlton, Kimmy Freeman and Hannah Anderson.

The four students pictured with Trai Anfield are Alex Bailey, Ben Charlton, Kimmy Freeman and Hannah Anderson.

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A TV weather presenter breezed in to help Morpeth school students put together a special climate change newscast.

Trai Anfield from the BBC Look North team provided a fun and insightful workshop at the Science Learning Centre North East in Durham to the four lead schools taking part in its Community Scientists project.

King Edward VI School, Morpeth, along with Teesdale School (Barnard Castle), Macmillan Academy (Middlesbrough) and Kenton School (Newcastle), are capturing local data from their own school-based weather stations.

This will enable them to monitor long-term climate changes as and when they happen and communicate this information to their local communities to help increase resilience to extreme weather events such as flooding.

Ms Anfield also worked closely with students and staff to collate their projects into creative performances, which they showcased as a joint ‘2011 and 2050 newscast’ at the Climate Change Schools Project & ClimateNE’s Celebration Event in Newcastle.

She assisted pupils with their scripts and characters and also provided a special guest performance for the newscast.