Former Acle Student Chris Page
Met Office Weather Forecaster and Presenter Media Meteorologist

We recently caught up with a former student Chris Page  who  told us how his Geography lessons at Acle inspired his future career……..

Chris Page
Physical Geography BSc, University of Reading Met Office Weather Forecaster and Presenter Media Meteorologist 

What did you think about Geography in year 8?

When I first started Geography at secondary school I can remember the first thing I had to learn were the major cities, rivers and mountain ranges of the UK. Although this was interesting and has helped in quizzes since, this wasn’t my passion. 

Learning about the natural environment from hurricanes to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to name a few, is what excites me! Studying about how our earth has changed through time, due to the natural processes that have formed our planet as we know it today was what I loved and still do! 

Studying geography at a young age inspired me to travel the world and experience these natural processes I’d learnt about in class! You can’t beat a field trip!

What do you think about Geography now?

If it wasn’t for those first few early lessons in high school I wouldn’t be where I am today. I loved learning about the earth so much that I later studied it at both A-level and degree where I specialised in Physical Geography.

Since then, I’ve travelled the world, hiked the Grand Canyon, dived the Great Barrier Reef and now as a career, I forecast the weather for a world leader in weather and climate prediction.

Geography provided me with the vital skills that I now use on a daily basis in my career. If you love learning about the planet we live on, and how we are having an impact on its future, then Geography is the subject for you!

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