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Police called upon to check the weather

School Reporters and PC McGann
School Reporters enlisted the police for help with the world record attempt

The police have been called to Waldegrave School for Girls in Twickenham, Middlesex and the School Reporters promised to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

They were joining in the attempt to create a world record for the largest interactive weather report.

The students took a temperature reading at 0915 and this had to be verified by an independent person. This had to be someone the School Reporters could trust to be honest.

'Glad I joined School Report'

So local bobby PC John McGann was summoned to take evidence. Reporter Olivia said they used three different types of thermometer so they could take an accurate reading.

Her colleague, Beth, said: "I'm glad I joined BBC School Report. I've gained new skills but also got to take part in a world record attempt."

Megan was also delighted: "It's a great opportunity to get young people involved in the weather. It feels good as we're not yet 15 and we're helping to break records."

PC McGann was satisfied the School Reporters told the truth for the world record attempt, and commended them on their journalism.


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