YOUNG meteorologists have been using high-tech equipment after receiving guidance from weather professionals.

Corbridge Middle School’s weather and climate club purchased a weather station courtesy of a £1,800 grant from the prestigious Royal Society.

And the youngsters have made significant progress since they were visited by key figures prior to lockdown - Dr Liz Lewis and Tessa Gough of Newcastle University, as well as weatherman Paul Mooney, of BBC Look North. The pupils also made anemometers to understand how wind speed is calculated, barometers to measure rain gauges, and have learned about our changing climate.

The children entered their models in a competition, run as part of the school’s involvement with the Great Science Share.