Progress in school’s bid for solar panels

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A primary school in Halstead in getting closer to reaching its fundraising ambitions to put solar panels on its roof.

Holy Trinity Primary School announced plans to install the panels in October, to boost the school’s budget by around £1,000 a year.

So far the school’s parents, teachers and friends association has raised 60 per cent of its £10,000 target.

This includes a £1,000 donation from Shadbolt Rope Access Ltd to support fundraising activities and events, while £1,700 was raised at the school’s danceathon.

Full details of the donations so far can be seen on the school’s Solar Schools website, www.solarschools.org.uk/holytrinityhalstead

There are a number of events planned for 2016, including a quiz night, bake off and sponsored run.

Karl Handy, Holy Trinity Solar Schools coordinator said: “As a school we are genuinely moved by how the children, parents and community have embraced our Solar Schools Campaign.

“From a donation of £5 via the tooth fairy through to Shadbolt Rope Access’ £1,000 pledge every penny counts, but beyond the money each contribution represents coming together to make a positive impact on our planet.”