Axe Valley Academy

Aspire Students Visit the Met Office

Met Office Visit For Aspire Students On Friday 14TH October

As the first event for the new ASPIRE Programme, The Axe Valley Community College in Axminster took one hundred students to the Met Office in Exeter to learn about all elements of their work, from forecasting weather for the BBC to preparing the world for potential Climate Changes and severe weather disasters.

The students heard a number of experts speak about their passion for maths and science at school and how it has enabled them to become knowledgeable and professional in their field. 

The students were allowed to view some of the observational equipment outside and were taught a little about how they measure wind, rain, temperature and climate change each day. Finally the students were given the privilege of viewing the Supercomputer – one of only two in the world that is as powerful as over 100,000 laptops.

The day was fascinating and a real eye-opener for all the students and as one of the Year 6 students said “Thank you ever so much for the best learning experience of my life. I didn’t know there was so much to learn about weather and climate change.”