Youngsters at Bramley Sunnyside Junior School told John Healey that they want to do more to help save energy and tackle climate change.

The Wentworth and Dearne MP met with the School Council who told him they are taking part in Energy Sparks.

The scheme is an online energy analysis tool and energy education programme specifically designed to help schools reduce their electricity and gas usage through the analysis of smart meter data.

Students will be working with the caretaker to survey the school and look at the different types and the amount of energy being used in each room.

John said: “The student council were really keen to tell me all about their plans to help the school reduce its energy use and bills.

“Schools all around our area are having to look at their energy consumption because of spiralling costs and pupils at Bramley Sunnyside are playing an active role in helping to bring costs down and reduce carbon emissions.

“Pupils had plenty of ideas on how both staff and students can help with the project including making sure lights are switched off when they’re not needed and recycling plastic bottles in school. I’ll be keeping in touch to find out how their hard work has paid off.”

The school is also taking part in this year’s Switch Off Fortnight.

The nationwide campaign takes place every November to encourage schools to switch off lights and electrical appliances when not in use for two weeks.

This year’s Switch Off Fortnight campaign runs from 14th-27th November.