GLENAIRE Primary School has become the first school in Baildon to harness the power of the sun thanks to a new green scheme.

The solar panels have been paid for by the Run on Sun Fun(d), a charitable trust set up by local environmental campaigners, with over £16,000 raised over a number of years and through events and backing from businesses.

The money raised has also paid for new energy efficient LED lighting to be fitted.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby and Councillor Caroline Firth visited Glenaire to see how the donation allowed the school to cut its electricity bills, reduce CO2 emissions and engage pupils with environmental issues.

Jo Wilkinson, head teacher of Glenaire Primary School, said: “The children have been very enthusiastic because they are contributing to improving our planet and they are already using it in their lessons. Year six have used it in maths and Year four in their work on electricity. We are very grateful to the Run on Sun Fun(d) committee members, all of whom worked tirelessly to raise funds for us.”