Old Earth’s eco extension is officially open for business

Official opening of new eco extension and green flag at Old Earth Primary school, Elland
Official opening of new eco extension and green flag at Old Earth Primary school, Elland

A GREEN school has unveiled its new eco-extension.

Old Earth Primary School, Elland, invited Mayor of Calderdale Nader Fekri to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the the new building.

The extension has four new classrooms and a communal area all of which are powered by energy from solar cells on the school’s roof.

Head teacher Paul Reynolds led an outdoor assembly in the sunshine with children singing songs for parents and invited guests.

Mr Reynolds said: “This extension replaces three portcabins – one of them was 35 years old.

“It took seven months to build and cost a lot of money. We couldn’t have done it without help from parents and local businesses.”

The school has been working hard to promote green awareness including growing their own vegetables and was award a Green Schools Flag which was raised at the ceremony.

“Year 5 teacher Michael Anderson deserves credit as he heads up a lot of our recycling activities and keeps us all in check,” said Mr Reynolds.

Paul Collins spoke on behalf of local business Suma who donated money towards the build.