BBC Weather presenter Kaye Forster brought the sunshine along to The Nottingham Emmanuel School when she demonstrated to primary school pupils just what it takes to be a weather presenter.
Children from South Wilford CE VA Primary School joined students from The Nottingham Emmanuel School to produce their own weather reports in front of the camera and with genuine BBC weather graphics.
Kaye Forster said the experience helped the children to see behind the scenes of weather presenting.
She said: “A lot of children think when they see me on TV that they would never be able to do that. They often think it is a glamorous job and that the presenters must be super-educated and confident.
“But my background is a comprehensive education and a love of geography. If you have a passion for something as a child, and are enthused about a certain future career, then I think anyone can do it. You just need the drive, passion and willpower to do it.”
Kaye says that to break the ice they sometimes choose a student who is fairly confident to have a go first, adding: “But there are always surprises, as Ray the cameraman will attest to. Sometimes a very shy student will shine in front of the camera. It’s absolutely great to see children take to the job and do it well. I absolutely love it!”
Mr Vincent Hampton, head of school at South Wilford Endowed CE VA Primary School, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to learn some of the challenges that face our weather presenters.
“It was fantastic for the children to try their hand at presenting, learning both about the weather and the technology used when presenting. Our thanks go to the BBC and the Nottingham Emmanuel School for allowing our pupils to be part of this great experience.”