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MP set to join climate lessons.

MP Doug Henderson is going back to school to learn more about the weather and impact of climate change.

Mr Henderson, MP for Newcastle North, is to join pupils at Gosforth High School for a geography lesson during National Science and Engineering Week, where he will find out more about an international environmental education initiative set up by Al Gore in 1995, which is supported by Northumbrian Water.

The water company is providing 85 schools across the region with a free, automated weather station and associated training, at a cost of pounds 100,000, through the Northumbrian Water GLOBE project.

Pupils at Gosforth High School can now collect local weather data and record this online. The programme is integrated into the National Curriculum, providing opportunities to increase skills in science, geography, maths, ICT and citizenship.

Data is gathered and recorded in a standardised way so results from around the world are directly comparable.

The information is used by Northumbrian Water, the Met Office, NASA, scientists and other schools around the world.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 13, 2008
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