A primary school in Kent has been forced to close six times in just three months because of problems with its new £358,000 heat pump system.
The green energy source was installed at Kingsnorth Primary in Ashford, Kent, in the summer as part of an initiative to help schools cut their carbon footprint.
But classrooms have been left without power or heating several times since due to faults with the heat pump.
Kingsnorth was forced to close early on November 30, because neither the gas nor the electricity was working. This meant that no food could be provided for pupils.
It then suffered another power failure on December 6, closing the primary all day. It was closed again on January 10, 11, and 12.