Young weather fore­caster shines

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ To see the video go to www.getwest­lon­

AN eight-year-old’s video weather re­port gave BBC fore­cast­ers a run for their money and be­came a hit on­line - af­ter be­ing viewed nearly 8,000 times.

Noah An­war, a Year 3 pupil at White­heath Ju­nior School in Ruis­lip, im­pressed teach­ers with his ge­og­ra­phy project so much he was given a head­teacher’s award.

The video project sees Noah act as both a news re­porter and weather fore­caster, with lit­tle sis­ter Ophe­lia, aged six, in tow.

Dressed for the oc­ca­sion in a shirt and tie, Noah gives the stu­dio fore­cast in Italy be­fore ‘in­ter­view­ing’ Ophe­lia who is stuck out in the rain with her um­brella, be­fore a glass of wa­ter is thrown over them in an un­planned funny mo­ment!

Noah’s mother, 37-year-old Natalie An­war, who lives in North­wood, said: “He had a home­work task which was to do a short weather fore­cast for school.

“I’d left it in my hus­band’s hands for a change and they de­cided to do a real one in video. It just so hap­pens, not on pur­pose, it turned out to be quite funny!”

The rainy scene was meant to show show­ers but ended up as a hu­mor­ous clip of the young pair be­ing soaked with a glass of wa­ter from off the screen, as they were run­ning low on time.

Noah is de­scribed as be­ing ‘quite shy’ but came ‘alive in front of the cam­era’, when videog­ra­pher dad, Kris An­war, 38, helped him with his project.

Mrs An­war said: “He en­joyed show­ing ev­ery­one at school. They showed it in front of the whole school in as­sem­bly and he got a head­teacher’s award.

“I only put it on Face­book for rel­a­tives to see and it was public. Be­fore we knew it, it had a thou­sand views.”

Nearly 8,000 peo­ple have now watched the weather re­port, which has caught the at­ten­tion of BBC TV per­son­al­i­ties, such as weather man Peter Gibbs.

Mrs An­war, a school­teacher, said: “Be­cause it had turned out so well I was hop­ing that maybe he could go to a weather stu­dio and look round, so I tweeted a few BBC weather fore­cast­ers and a cou­ple in Amer­ica as well and they were so lovely.”

The school’s re­ports aren’t yet out but Mrs An­war is hop­ing for some good marks for her son in ge­og­ra­phy.

She added: “I think Noah would love to be on TV now as he loved do­ing the weather fore­cast.

“It was a re­ally good project to set them. Some­times you get re­ally bor­ing projects at school and for some rea­son this just grabbed him and he re­ally en­joyed it.”

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