BBC East Midlands weather presenter Alex Hamilton guides Charlotte Butler, 8, of Manners Sutton Primary School, Averham, through a weather broadcast. 040717TV4-1
BBC East Midlands weather presenter Alex Hamilton guides Charlotte Butler, 8, of Manners Sutton Primary School, Averham, through a weather broadcast. 040717TV4-1

Children at a village school tried their hand at TV weather presenting thanks to a team from the BBC.

Staff from BBC East Midlands visited Manners Sutton Primary School, Averham, to show pupils what it entails to televise and produce broadcasts.

Presenter Alex Hamilton and a technician visited the school.

The head, Mr Jason Ludlam, said: “Alex talked about aspirations and how she got into the job and the literacy, geography, maths and science behind it.

“She explained how it wasn’t just standing in front of a green screen looking glamorous to present the weather and reading from an autocue.

“The children practised and rehearsed a 30-second segment where they used lots of adjectives to describe the weather.

“They had the opportunities to be the directors, wear the earpieces and cue up the presenters and act as the newsreaders to introduce the weather bulletin, which used their speaking and listening skills.

“Each child had the opportunity to stand in front of the green screen, so it looked like they were presenting the weather and it was recorded for them to take home.”

Mr Ludlam said the children found the experience inspirational and were applying what they had learnt in the classroom.