A SCHOOL has received a literary boost thanks to a Cross Hills chemical company.

Airedale Group has donated £500 worth of books to Sutton-in-Craven Community Primary School.

The titles – chosen by teachers – cover science and maths, and challenge stereotypes.

Deputy headteacher, Mike Clayton, thanks Airedale Group for its support.

He says: "Whenever we receive new resources it always makes a big difference to the school.

"New books can re-invigorate library sessions and provide fresh perspectives and ways of thinking.

"Therefore donations such as this from Airedale Group have a huge impact, and we’re thankful for the support."

The company has a long-standing relationship with the school. The link-up has also seen pupils take part in visits to the Airedale Group premises.

Daniel Marr, the group's commercial director, says: "We've enjoyed a close association with Sutton-in-Craven Community Primary School for many years now and to hear that the books are being enjoyed, and support learning at the school, is fantastic news.

"It's also great to hear that many of the books cover STEM subjects, as we are always on the lookout for rising stars in the world of science!"

Airedale Group, founded in 1973, provides chemicals and related services to customers across the UK and Europe.

It serves sectors including agriculture, water treatment, food production, manufacturing and industrial cleaning.