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Valeport supports school children’s science project

Valeport supplies it's leading edge TideMaster Tide Gauge to help budding scientists understand the tide cycle.

Valeport Support Aveton Gifford's Primary School Science Project with a TideMaster Tide GaugeLocal primary school children got hands on measuring the tides on the River Avon using a Valeport tide gauge, as part of the school’s recent interactive science week designed to explore how the sun and weather interact to influence the watercycle and shape the environment.

Valeport was delighted to support the science project providing advice and a tide gauge to the budding scientists at Aveton Gifford Primary School, which is located close to the River Avon.

The Royal Society project led by Dr Juliette Jackson aimed to improve the children’s understanding of the influence of the sun, the moon and the weather on the tidal cycle. The children used Valeport’s TideMaster tide gauge to measure and compare the actual tide heights to predicted tide tables and investigated the influence of weather on tides.

The project was aimed at children across all age groups at Aveton Gifford Primary School and sales and marketing manager Kevin Edwards joined a group of Year 5 & 6 children as they took their measurements from the TideMaster tide gauge.

Kevin commented:

“It was great to be part of this project which was inspired by the school’s location - within walking distance of a tidal road and stunning estuary. The children really engaged with the tide measurement activity, we were very pleased to be invited to support the project and hope it will help to inspire the children to have an ongoing interest in science and maybe even some future scientists.” 


Aveton Gifford Primary School Valeport Tidemaster Project



Aveton Gifford Primary School Valeport Tidemaster Project


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