Sun shining on school’s solar panels

Head teacher John Barnes with Gavin Dickinson, of Renewable Energy, Emma Thomas and Kate Cowling, of Northumberland County Council.
Head teacher John Barnes with Gavin Dickinson, of Renewable Energy, Emma Thomas and Kate Cowling, of Northumberland County Council.
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SOLAR panels have been installed at a school in Seaton Delaval.

The 39 panels were fitted to the roof of Astley High School as part of a project by Northumberland County Council.

The local authority is aiming to install panels at 130 public buildings and 520 homes.

The panels will cut the school’s CO2 emissions by four tons a year as well as save £590 in electricity.

Headteacher John Barnes said: “At Astley we are committed to doing the best that we can do to source alternative sources of energy and support other green initiatives.

“This is something the young people of the school care passionately about because they know they are the future guardians of not only the local area but also the wider community.”