Pupils link with US reporter on hurricane
PUPILS at a Formby school were delighted to receive a video message from an American TV news reporter who was impressed with their work.
Over the past few weeks, Years 3 and 4 pupils at Trinity St Peter’s CE Primary School have been learning about climate change.
As part of their English lessons, they chose to write newspaper reports about Hurricane Irma and the impact it has had on Florida in particular.
After watching news reports online and reading articles from other newspapers, they sent their own work to Annie Hubbell, a reporter from US TV network ABC who has been covering the effects of the hurricane from Fort Myers, Florida.
To their surprise and delight, the presenter was so impressed by their work that she sent her own message of thanks to the pupils, giving them an extra insight into what was happening in the affected area.
Annie recorded a special video message from the ABC studio, praising individual children for their newspaper reports and providing them with details and footage of the work she has been carrying out in Florida since the hurricane hit.
Year 4 teachers, Mr King and Mr Killa, said: “We always want to make the children’s learning purposeful and interactive whenever possible.
“We were blown away by the effort Miss Hubbell put into her report.
“It is a fantastic global link to have in the Formby community and has provided the children with a lasting memory.”
Annie’s message came through to the children on Monday morning and they were so excited to receive recognition for their work and further information about Hurricane Irma.
Year 4 pupil Harry said: “It was amazing to see the video. We were so lucky to be shown around her news station and to see what she does on a daily basis.”
Year 3 teacher Miss Morris added: “We can’t thank Miss Hubbell enough for taking our learning to the next level.”
The children were delighted to receive Annie’s video and sent her a thank you message
Annie Hubbell of ABC