Barnsley school caps bills by replacing original roof

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A Barnsley school dating back to 1899 is to have its roof replaced as part of a new green project.

The entire roof of All Saints Academy in Darfield, Barnsley, will be changed from original Welsh blue slate to a modern alternative with a lower carbon footprint.

The new roof will save the school thousands of pounds in heating costs.

Headteacher Courtenay Walls said: “Our roof, which was more than 100 years old, was in desperate need of replacing as it was outdated and beginning to cost us a lot of money.

“The education sector is constantly being forced to make savings with budgets always being tight, so it’s reassuring to know we no longer have to worry about our roof. The school will now be able to invest the extra savings into other important projects.”

The roof is being installed by energy specialists Ploughcroft of Brighouse.