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Burnley College once again proved a fitting venue for the annual East Lancashire Newspapers’ Education Awards.

More than 200 pupils, teachers, assistants and parents watched on as a dozen awards were presented at the glittering event.

East Lancashire Newspapers Education Awards 2015, held at Burnley College.'Award winners group.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'9-7-2015

East Lancashire Newspapers Education Awards 2015, held at Burnley College.'Award winners group. PIC BY ROB LOCK'9-7-2015

Entertainment was provided by college duo Lily Fontaine and Ross Munroe.

Welcoming guests, including new Burnley MP Julie Cooper and husband Brian, Sixth Form College and University vice principal Alison Cameron Brandwood, said that this year’s awards were the best attended yet and that the quality of the entries reflected the progress being made in education across East Lancashire.

Editor Chris Daggett echoed that sentiment saying that great strides had been made in local education in the last 10 years.

He also praised the efforts of teachers in the area for their commitment to raising standards.

Winners were:

Primary School Pupil of the Year

Jordan Namba, St Mary Magdalene’s RC Primary School.

Secondary School Pupil of the Year

Hope Hutchinson, Blessed Trinity RC College.

Sustainable School of the Year

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick.

Sports Achievement Award

Fisher More RC High School under 14 girls’ football team.

Inspirational Teaching Award

Simon Atkin, Fisher More RC High School.

Career Aspiration Award

Blessed Trinity RC College

Young Scientist/Engineer Award

Kira Hencher, Shuttleworth College.

Health and Wellbeing Award

Clare Wilson, Blessed Trinity RC College.

Educational Tours Award

Ribblesdale High School

Unsung Hero Award

Audrey Nuttall, St Joseph’s Park Hill School.

Primary School of the Year

Lomeshaye Junior School

Secondary School of the Year

Blessed Trinity RC College