A COMPANY has maintained its winning formula with a village school.

Airedale Chemical in-house chemist Madeleine Lofthouse visited Sutton Community Primary.

She spoke to year-four pupils about the world of chemistry and answered questions regarding working in a STEM career.

And she invited the class on a visit to the Cross Hills manufacturing site.

The venture is part of an ongoing partnership between the firm and the school.

Airedale Chemical managing director, Chris Chadwick, said: "We engage with the school regularly, but actually meeting the pupils is by far our favourite activity.

"It feels great to give something back to the community that we’ve been part of for 25 years.

"We have a lot of experience to share and we really feed off the energy and enthusiasm of the kids."

Julia Forster, year-four teacher at the school, said the visit had been a huge success.

She added: "Madeleine does a great job getting the children excited about the many interesting jobs available in chemistry and science.

"She leaves them feeling intrigued and eager about visiting her in her workplace."