The Royal Meteorological Society and Met Office are delighted to announce this award to recognise excellence in weather and climate teaching, over and above the normal requirements of the National Curriculum or exam specifications.
Who can apply?
Any UK school – early years, primary, secondary or FE.
How to apply?
Unfortunately we will not be awarding any MetMarks in 2024.
Geography Quality Marks
- Didcot Girls’ School, Oxfordshire
Building on their 2021 MetMark, Didcot girls continue to deliver cross-curricula climate change events with the support of an external speaker, and have also installed a school weather station. Staff, visitors and students can access the data and it is regularly used in lessons and fieldwork planning.
- Masefield Primary School, Bolton
The Geography Enrichment group has had a lot of fun with weather activities this year, including identifying clouds and making and presenting weather reports. The school also takes students outside to do weather fieldwork.
- Kilmarnock Academy, East Ayrshire
Building on their 2022 MetMark, students at Kilmarnock Academy engage with local flooding adaptation measures, and were involved with East Ayrshire’s 2023 Climate Change Conference. They have also engaged with Eco Schools and Climate Action Week.
- Tanbridge House, West Sussex
Tanbridge House students benefitted from borrowing a KS3 instrument kit from the RMetS in 2023. In addition, students are continuing to maintain a weather diary.
- Outwood Primary Academy, Littleworth Grange
The teachers in this school imaginatively engage their students in creating, using and evaluation weather instruments and making and presenting weather forecasts. This information is shared with parents through the class twitter. In addition, weather is included in the school’s geography club.
- Danes Hill School, Surrey
Building on their previous MetMarks, the teachers and students at this school continue to use their school weather station extensively in geography and other lessons. The data from their weather station is shared through the WOW website. In addition, students use handheld instruments to carry out microclimate investigations in the school grounds.