Wed, May 1, 2019

The Year 6 Cohort at Sheldon College hosted Channel 7 News Brisbane Executive Producer, Ms Sally Eeles and Meteorologist, Mr Tony Auden for an educational presentation on Meteorology, writing for news outlets and careers available in television.

The presentation highlighted three key topics the students are learning in English, Mathematics and Science throughout Term 2 these topics included:

  • The manner in which sudden geological changes and extreme weather events affect the Earth’s surface;
  • An examination of the need for suitable, temporary shelter in natural disasters; and
  • The means by which a news reporter gathers and delivers information to the public in an accurate and timely manner.

Mr Auden presented the way in which Meteorology uses technology, including Doppler radar and seismometers to identify changes in weather patterns and tremors across the Earth’s surface. The use of these tools assists in not only predicting the weather but also providing projected scenarios based on a culmination of data sets and historical information.

Following Mr Auden’s presentation, Ms Eeles provided an interactive workshop with the students to prepare and present news stories to the cohort.

“The visit today was very good in the sense that the Year 6 students were able to hear an in-depth analysis from two professionals about areas of their study. I think the students benefited greatly from the visit today. You could see it in their faces. It’s exciting to see students engaged with their learning. The interaction was phenomenal.” – Mr Craig Kerwin, Director of Academics Primary.

Throughout the presentations, Channel 7 News was capturing the experience for a news story to air this evening at 6:00 pm.