Pupils get Yorkshire’s first special sun clock

Children at Longtoft Primary School now have a sun clock, dedicated to them by members of Stainforth parish council. Pictured with the children are L-R chair of goveners Fred Turner, deputy mayor of Stainforth Arlene Abbott, mayor of Stainforth Eddy Nesbitt, and headteacher Alison Rahman. Picture: Liz Mockler D9230LM
Children at Longtoft Primary School now have a sun clock, dedicated to them by members of Stainforth parish council. Pictured with the children are L-R chair of goveners Fred Turner, deputy mayor of Stainforth Arlene Abbott, mayor of Stainforth Eddy Nesbitt, and headteacher Alison Rahman. Picture: Liz Mockler D9230LM
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telling the time is a lot more fun for Long Toft Primary School pupils with its 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 in Church Road, Stainforth, then stand on the panels using the their shadows to see what time it is.

The clock was dedicated by Stainforth Parish Council on Tuesday.

Originally planned as a donation for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, it has been called the Queen Elizabeth Sun Clock.

Mayor of Stainforth Eddy Nesbitt said: “Obviously I hope it is going to help with their education.

“If it is the only one in Yorkshire it is a good idea.”

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