SHOWERED IN PRAISE:
Young weather forecaster shines
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.”