On Thursday, June 24, 2004, the Post reported...

A DALMUIR school is set to hit the small screen.

Clydemuir Primary is the venue for a live Sky News broadcast after talented pupils scooped a top prize.

Pupils entered a poster competition, designing a portrait to be used during the cable-tv channel’s weather reports.

The talented youngsters’ poster of a Sky News logo surrounded by weather symbols, is one of four national winners, which landed them the live broadcast transmission prize.

Presenters Francis Wilson and Lisa Burke are visiting the school to broadcast the weather live from their playground.

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The duo will also give youngsters a masterclass on how to make their own weather instruments, as well as giving them first hand direction on how a weather forecast works.

Open to children aged between seven and 11, learning about the weather in the classroom, the Sky News Weather Challenge triumph will also see the school receive a new widescreen TV, equipped with Sky Digital access.

Senior weather presenter Francis Wilson, who judged the competition, said: “The children really took up the theme ‘Weather in the News’ with gusto. We saw posters of floods and storms that had hit the local communities.

“The poster by Clydemuir Primary was bright and eye-catching and stuck closely to the theme, with numerous aspects of the weather appearing within the word ‘news’. Quite literally weather in the news!”