SCIENCE lessons at a village school have received a boost.

Sutton-in-Craven Community Primary has been given £500 worth of resources by a neighbouring company.

The donation from Airedale Chemical at Cross Hills includes items ranging from model skeletons to microscopes.

Deputy headteacher, Jill Fletcher, said: "We’re always looking for ways to stimulate the children’s interest across all subjects and make lessons more interactive – and this equipment will be a real boost for students and teachers.

"With the budget challenges that schools face each year, backing from companies like Airedale Chemical can be really important."

Airedale Chemical launched a link-up with the school about five years ago.

As part of the partnership, pupils visited the company's laboratories prior to the pandemic.

Daniel Marr, group chief commercial officer, said: "Whilst we haven’t been able to enjoy the pupils' visits for a while, we wanted to ensure we continued our support. We hope the science equipment is enjoyed by many classes to come and that one day we might see some of the budding scientists working here!"

Airedale Chemical has a foundation specifically to support community groups and projects. It has helped sports teams and schools, provided defibrillators and cleaned-up public toilets.