Weather fun for children

Kaddy Lee Preston at Oathall School Science week, with children from Lindfeld Primary
Kaddy Lee Preston at Oathall School Science week, with children from Lindfeld Primary
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WEATHER facts and figures have been fascinating children from six mid Sussex schools at a special science event sponsored by South East Water.

The primary schools were invited to attend Weather Week at Oathall Community College in Haywards Heath, to take part in experiments to make a cloud in a bottle, gauge wind strength and test homemade thermometers.

Pupils also enjoyed a tour of the farm and the chance to experience Oathall’s immersive learning centre, taking part in an interactive quiz, looking at a 180 degree film screen and watching 3D films.

There was also a visit from meteroologist and TV presenter Kaddy Lee Preston who was on hadn to answer questions about the weather.

Derek Anderson, from the college, said: “It has been wonderful to see so many little faces lit up by science and a real pleasure to meet so many of our future students. Everyone who attended seemed to have a wonderful time learning about the weather and touring the school.”

A South East Water trailer also informed the children as to how they can help save water during the drought.

Lee Dance from South East Water said: “It was a real privilege to sponsor such a positive, thought-provoking project. Perhaps some of the young people who visited Weather Week will end up working for us as hydrologists, engineers or water scientists.

“We were really impressed by how engaged all the participants have been. We hope they all remember to save water and teach their families how to be water wise.”