A SCHOOL is installing a wind turbine - after students gave it their vote of confidence.
It will provide a large amount of the electricity needed at Spen Valley Sports College, formerly Spen Valley High School, in Liversedge.
It is the first school in Kirklees to have a wind turbine.
The college decided on the plan after its students showed the extent of their worries about climate change.
An 18-month project by the student council urged that different power sources should be considered.
Students helped with applications for the funding, met parents and governors and were involved in a huge community consultation.
Teacher Gary Deighton, the college's student council co-ordinator, said: "The wind turbine will be a lasting testament to the fact that there are a great number of young people who care about very important issues and who strive to ensure a secure future for everyone."
The wind turbine is being paid for from Kirklees Council's energy and water conservation fund and the Government's Clear Skies programme.
Work to install the turbine is due to start today and it is expected to go into operation in May.
Kirklees Council deputy leader Clr John Smithson said: "Sustainable energy schemes are extremely important as our environment comes under increasing attack from increased carbon dioxide levels and consequent global warming."