Outlook fair for students after receiving awards from weatherman

16:11 27 December 2012

Simon King with the Meridian award winners

Simon King with the Meridian award winners

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THE outlook is bright for some outstanding students after they received awards from weatherman Simon King.

Simon, a BBC weatherman who grew up in Royston, returned to The Meridian School, where he is a former pupil, to present the accolades at the school’s annual prize-giving evening.

Among the many winners, outstanding performance at GCSE went to Ben Batchelor, with Mel Coates receiving the same award for top A-Level performance.

Following presentation of awards Simon spoke to the audience about the moment when he, as a schoolboy, decided that he wanted to be a weatherman – and the hurdles encountered in realising such an ambition.

Dr Michael Firth, head teacher at the Meridian School, said: “It was a particular pleasure to welcome Simon back to Meridian. What he had to say connected very well with us all. I am sure that I speak for everyone there this was a special evening for Meridian and the town.”

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