Pupils experience worldwide shaking feeling
GEOGRAPHY students at Leek High Specialist Technology School can see the earth move thanks to new equipment installed at the Springfield Road site.
Keele University has donated a £300 seismometer – equipment which is capable of detecting even the most minute vibrations from earthquakes on the other side of the world – to the Leek school as part of the British Geological Survey.
The seismometer has already picked up several quakes, the nearest being in Cumbria on April 28 and measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale.
Now students are sharing the information recorded on the new equipment via Leek High's newly re-launched website, where anyone can access live recordings.
Leek High's head of humanities, Steve Allcock, said: "The equipment has brought new meaning to our studies and it is great to be able to share the information we record over the internet.
"Our students are also invited to attend an annual earthquake day at Keele University where we can demonstrate projects completed using the seismometer."