Solar panels are worth their weight in baby elephants to an Islington primary school

Sixteen solar panels have been installed on the roof of Islington'�s Robert Blair Primary school, ge

Sixteen solar panels have been installed on the roof of Islington'�s Robert Blair Primary school, generating clean energy and extra income for school resources. Picture: 10:10 - Credit: Archant

A primary school will save the equivalent to 20 baby elephants in carbon dioxide emissions every year.

Pupils at Robert Blair Primary, off Caledonian Road, jumped for joy after 16 solar panels were installed on the school roof.

It came after a year-long campaign to raise the necessary £9,000, involving crowdfunding initiatives and numerous events held at the school itself.

The panels will save two tonnes of carbon dioxide every year - also the equivalent in weight to two adult giraffes.

Headteacher Michelle Bahn said: “This is a stepping stone in building a sustainable school, and I am hoping that we will become even greener in the future.”

The panels will also save the school an extra £1,000 a year, which will be spent on school resources and activities to enrich the curriculum.