Nine-year-old back in Manchester to claim gold days after escaping arena attack

A nine-year-old Burnley student who was at the Manchester Arena during last week's terror attack has refused to be cowed after bravely travelling back to Manchester to win gold at an Independent School's Association athletics event.

St Philip's CE Primary School, Nelson, held a sports day at Seedhill Athletic Track on Thursday, May 4th. (s)

Nelson pupils give it their all at sports day

The sunshine wasn’t the only thing heating up the day when these primary school pupils took their marks for a series of races and competitions.

Barnoldswick ballerina Rebecca Stead has been accepted into the prestigious Central School of Ballet in London

Rebecca on point to be a top ballerina

A talented ballerina has won a place at one of Europe's most prestigious dance schools.

St Augustine's RC High School, Billington

Ribble Valley pupil injured in Manchester gig bomb attack

A local headteacher has confirmed that one of his pupils has been treated in hospital after sustaining injuries in the devastating bomb attack at the MEN arena last night.
Mission Possible: "This is the last chance for some of these children"

Mission Possible: "This is the last chance for some of these children"

A group of educational leaders from Burnley and Pendle have travelled to Nairobi in Kenya, after the plight of special needs students at risk of falling out of the educational system inspired them to try and make a difference.
How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Five teams of year nine and 10 students took part in the competition.

Local schools face off in Burnley College netball competition

Burnley College Sixth Form Centre’s outstanding Academy of Sport held a netball competition for local schools at the Princess Way Campus, with five teams competing to claim the tournament.

Youth workers and students on the last Prince's Trust programme with the Mayor of Burnley Coun. Jeff Sumner.

Royal programme gives golden opportunity to young people

An action packed programme aimed at building young people's confidence and improving their chances of getting a job launches this month.

The culprit appears to have punched holes in the school's brand-new polytunnel.

Local company fixes school vandal's damage for free

A teacher at a school in Colne has thanked a local horticultural company for repairing the school's polytunnel after vandals damaged the brand-new outdoor classroom.
Aleenas Garden, a multi-sensory production for preschoolers, is coming to Burnley Arts Centre next month. (s)

Aleena’s Garden; Burnley Arts Centre

Adventure will sprout up all over the place when this interactive new show comes to town.
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One of the Year 1 pupils with the three-week-old lambs.

St. Paul's Year 1s feeling sheepish

The lucky Year 1 children at St. Paul's Church of England Primary School in Nelson have had some very special woolly visitors this week, spending time with a group of three-week-old lambs.

Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery's Little Hospice Heroes after achieving Millie's Mark.

Gold Standard Nelson nursery

A nursery in Nelson has become the first establishment in the area to achieve Millie’s Mark, a national Gold Standard in paediatric first aid.

Prince's Trust unveil Nelson programme

Prince's Trust unveil Nelson programme

The Prince's Trust have unveiled an upcoming Team Programme at Nelson Fire Station, offering the chance to secure a place on a 12-week personal development course and gain a nationally-recognised qualification.
Walverden Primary School in Nelson has been praised by Ofsted.

Nelson school's Ofsted success

A primary school in Nelson has come through its latest Ofsted report and demonstrated its academic excellence after receiving an extremely positive bill of good health from the educational regulator.

Pupils outside the school with their banner to warn parents

Pupil power against dangerous parking

Dangerous and inconsiderate parking close to local schools is an ongoing problem.
Marsden Heights are building on parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith.

Shakespeare & Islam: Marsden Heights' intercultural learning initiative

Spotting parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith, a Nelson teacher has suggested an educational initiative to engage pupils in a more astute style.
TIGHS pupils with Christine Hughes, and David Herdman from Masimo Europe

Kind donation to help the most fragile

Generous students are helping East Lancashire’s youngest and most fragile hospital patients by donating lifesaving medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

Entertainment will be provided by Punjabi Roots.

Brierfield Library's Community Day bonanza

Brierfield Library will tomorrow transform into the centre of a Community Day, with entertainment, food, music, and dancing as local charity, Carers Link Lancashire, reach out to the population.

Margaret Randall who is planning her fourth and final mercy mission to Brazil to help deprived families

Grandma Margaret is Brazil bound to help families in poverty and despair

The deprivation and abuse of millions of families in Brazil touched Margaret Randall's heart so much she is making her fourth journey there to do her bit to help make their lives better.

David Roberts, Maddie Roberts, and William Towneley in Uganda.

Charitable Barrowford businessman's Ugandan expedition

A businessman from Barrowford has returned from a volunteering trip to Uganda with the Bumba Foundation.

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