A KENDAL based school are 'delighted' to announce that they will be installing solar panels on the roof of the school.

The Queen Katherine School announced that a 400 kilowatt solar panel installation will take place at the school during the summer holidays.

Jon Hayes, headteacher said “It is great to be able to confirm this installation as it has been a long time in the planning.

"Producing our own clean energy in this way is the next step in our journey to becoming as environmentally friendly as possible.

"Last year we replaced all of our lights with energy-efficient and longlasting LED bulbs and we continue to work, with our student eco-committee, to find further ways to raise environmental awareness with our children and look at how, as a school, we can take a lead on things.”

The panels will be capable of generating the schools entire daytime electricity requirement reducing both our carbon footprint and our energy bills. Over holidays, and when school is closed, the electricity generated will be exported to the national grid.

Chris Eastman, Eco Group Lead said “We are taking action together to make QKS a model of sustainability, to share knowledge and skills and to show what an environmentally friendly school can do.”