Community fun day attracts crowd of 2,000 to celebrate Burnley Campus' 10th birthday

Three friends enjoy a fairground ride at the Burnley Campus 10th anniversary fun day.
Three friends enjoy a fairground ride at the Burnley Campus 10th anniversary fun day.
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Around 2,000 people flocked to a special day to celebrate a decade of Burnley Campus.

The community fun day was organised by the award winning Social Enterprise in recognition of 10 years of

A carousel ride was just the ticket for this young lady at the community fun day.

A carousel ride was just the ticket for this young lady at the community fun day.

operation at the heart of the community.

All partners on the co-located campus including Thomas Whitham Sixth Form, Barden County Primary School, Holly Grove School, Reedley Hallows Nursery, the neighbourhood centre and library, joined forces to make the day a huge success.

Dozens of attractions included a hot air balloon, fairground rides, treasure trails, food and craft stalls.

Dionne Swift, Director and Founder of the Social Enterprise said “We wanted to celebrate 10 years of being here together at the Campus and we couldn’t think of a better way to do this than with our children, families, staff and local community.

Time for up, up and away in the hot air balloon for this young visitor to the community fun day.

Time for up, up and away in the hot air balloon for this young visitor to the community fun day.

"This is the biggest event that we have ever run and it was amazing to see everyone having such an amazing time together. The event was themed around families and we wanted to build on the already strong community engagement links we have with our community.

"We would like to thank all the businesses and organisations that supported and attended the event and in particular Burnley Tool Hire, UCLAN and KQF for their kind donations."

Staff man one of the stands at the community fun day to mark 10 years of Burnley Campus.

Staff man one of the stands at the community fun day to mark 10 years of Burnley Campus.