Youngsters clock a Yorkshire first

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YOUNGSTERS at a Doncaster school are looking at solar power in a whole new way.

That’s because pupils at Long Toft Primary School, in Stainforth, have just become the owners of a new interactive sun clock.

The clock, which is believed to be the first of its kind in Yorkshire, uses panels set in the earth to tell the time.

Pupils from the school, on Church Road, are able to stand on the panels and, using their shadows, see what time it is.

The clock was dedicated by Stainforth Parish Council at a ceremony held at the school on Tuesday.

The clock had originally been planned as a donation to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year. In honour of that plan, it has been called the Queen Elizabeth Sun Clock by the school.

Mayor of Stainforth Eddy Nesbitt said took part in the ceremony of dedication at the site.

He said: “Obviously I hope it is going to help with the children’s education. If it is the only sun clock in Yorkshire it is an especially good idea.”

Town councillor Stephen Cook added: “We thought it was something special to give to the school.”