A BUILDING firm is helping a school to protect the environment.
Hartlepool-based Yuill Homes is supporting eco-friendly pupils at Roseberry Primary School, in Billingham, by making a donation to its Solar Schools Project which is putting clean energy back into its classrooms.
The firm is helping pupils to reach their target of raising £10,000 by the end of June to install solar panels on the school roof and generating renewable energy.
Rosberry is one of just under 100 schools across the across the country taking part in the project.
Lynne Gribbin, development sales manager at Yuill Homes’ nearby College Gardens development, visited the school in Marsh House Avenue to present pupils with a cheque for £100 towards the scheme.
She said: “Roseberry Primary School’s solar project is such an innovative idea and it’s great to see pupils showing a real passion for helping their school to become more energy efficient through a renewable source such as solar energy.”
Having raised £4,000 so far thanks to the support of parents as well donations from other local businesses and organisations, Roseberry Primary School is appealing for further donations to help them reach their target.
Nicola Parker, a teacher at Roseberry Primary School, said: “The whole school community have really got on board with the solar schools project and we’ve held lots of events so far to raise money with great support from the local community.
“Receiving a donation from Yuill Homes is fantastic and shows real community spirit, especially when they have a site so close to school. We’re nearly half way there with our fundraising now and hope lots of other businesses are keen to help.”
To donate funds, visit www.solarschools.org.uk/roseberryprimary