Twitter bots created to sing songs of peace

A flock of Twitter robots are being created to spread messages of peace this UN International Day of Peace, thanks in part to pupils in a Nelson secondary school.
Kelbrook headteacher Angela Dugdale and pupils

Top marks for village school

A village primary school has preserved its position as a “good” school following its latest Ofsted inspection.

The lessons will help build "crucial life-skills for young people"

School pupils given strategies to help develop life skills

Pupils aged 11 to 16 are to be given strategies for "coping with modern life" as part of a new programme in schools.

University of Manchester

Manchester University lecturers to vote on strike action

Lecturers at a leading university are to be balloted for strikes in a dispute over jobs.

Poppy Grace Worthington has earned gold in the Lancashire Reading Trail at Colne Library. (s)

Bookworm strikes gold in Lancashire Reading Trail

An avid reader has struck gold by hitting the books.

The emails aim is to dupe students into giving up personal information

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

First-year and returning university students have been warned of a phishing scam where emails claim to be sent by the student loan provider.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Pupils lined up at Houghton Kepier

School pupils ‘lined up in the rain’ to colour-match trousers – with children sent home if clothes were from the wrong shop

Pupils at a Sunderland school were forced to “line up in the rain” while teachers colour-matched their trousers to make sure they had been bought from the right shop.

Quizzers in the North West got an average of 60% of the questions right.

North west passes quiz testing parents on core GCSE subjects with flying colours

Parents across the country have been put to the test to see if they can pass general knowledge questions on the core school subjects, with the North West's quizzers the second-best in the UK.

80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying

Young people want social media companies to act on bullying, poll shows

Around 80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying, according to a study.
Girls are more likely to have concerns about their appearance than boys

Looks among biggest worries for children going back to school, says survey

Many youngsters say one of their biggest worries about heading back to the classroom is how they look, a poll suggests.
Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed

Nursery workers' pay 'may have to fall to cover free childcare scheme'

Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed to pay for the Government's 30 hours of free childcare scheme, according to new research.

Pupils of Trawden Forest Primary School shining at awards ceremony. (s)

Trawden pupils shine brightly at awards event

The stars were out and shining on the red carpet as their fans cheered them on; but forget Hollywood - this was Trawden’s creme de la creme.

Pupils return to school in September

Parents to get a reminder for kids Travelpass

Lancashire parents are being reminded to start thinking about school travel arrangements for the next academic year.

Shuttleworth College pupils celebrate their GCSE results

Schools boss praises area’s GCSE results

Pupils in Lancashire have once again performed well and chalked up some impressive GCSE results.

Emily Baulf (17), an editorial assistant at teen magazine, Future Mag and 2nd year student at a large 6th form college

A teenager's guide to surviving their first day at college

We’ve been there, don’t panic.


In pictures: GCSE pupils are pass masters

Tougher, new style GCSEs did not deter several Burnley schools who scored record results this year.
In England, the overhaul saw traditional A* to G grades replaced with a 9 to 1 system in both core subjects.

Sample questions from new higher-tier maths papers

The changes to GCSE English and maths are aimed at making the exams "more challenging", according to Government policy objectives.

Here's how you can support your child today

Four ways in which you can support your child after GCSE results day

Results aren’t always as good as expected, so supporting your teen with emotional and practical support can really help them with the next steps in their academic career.

Nearly a quarter of parents have moved house to be within their desired school catchment area

24% of parents have moved home to be in school catchment area

Nearly a quarter of parents have moved house to be within their desired school catchment area, a survey has found.

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