West Leeds: Pupils’ earthquake project

Fulneck School staff and students work with a seismometer.
Fulneck School staff and students work with a seismometer.
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PUPILS at a school in west Leeds have become part of an international project which will help to measure earthquakes in Africa.

Fulneck School in Pudsey is working with three schools in the south of England, Italy and France to develop low-cost, reliable seismometers to be used by schools in the east African country of Kenya.

Pupils in years 10 and 11 at the independent school are working on the project.

Once developed, the seismometers will be linked to Raspberry Pi computers and programmed to record seismic activity in the African country, with the results fed back to the four European schools.

The work is part of an ongoing earthquake measuring project which has received European Union funding from the EU’s Erasmus + programme.

PIC: Tony Johnson

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