Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

The Reedley Primary Year 3 pupils on the day.

Year 3 pupils welcome Wild Roadshow to Reedley Primary

Year 3 students at Reedley Primary School have been learning about the fascinating world of creepy crawlies after a visit from the Wild Roadshow.
Lawson is recovering well

Brave little Lawson overcomes rare skull condition

A brave little boy has overcome an extremely rare skull condition, thanks to the perseverance of his concerned mum, after countless doctors failed to diagnose the illness.

The data was collected from some12,051 students from 177 schools.

Ipsos Mori survey shows 24% of 11- to 15-year-olds have taken drugs

A survey conducted by Ipsos Mori has revealed new figures of how many English children aged 11 to 15 have either had an alcoholic drink, smoked a cigarette, or taken drugs.

Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Around 120 pupils who turned up for lessons wearing the wrong footwear were taken out of classes and asked to work at desks in a gym.

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice, sometimes going into the wrong job because of the lack of help, a new report says.

Steve Hutton offers tips

Pupils draw inspiration from illustrator

Pupils at a Colne primary school drew inspiration from a visit by a professional illustrator.

Halal meat

Non-stunned halal meat banned in Lancashire schools

Lancashire councillors have decided that in future any halal meat served in schools must be butchered from pre-stunned animals, with the exception of poultry.
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Will unstunned halal meat stay on Lancashire school dinner's menu?

A decision on whether Lancashire schools will in future serve halal meat butchered only from  pre-stunned animals is to be made by county councillors today.
Vayle Sherriffs (centre) with Michelle Wright (left) and Chair of governors, Rod Marsden.

Barrowford bursar retires after 19 years in the job

For St Thomas CE Primary School, the Sherriffs truly leaving town once and for all, with the school’s much-beloved bursar, Vayle Sherriffs, retiring today.

The raffle prizes

Vintage Clarets to kick off school's new pitch

Vintage Clarets will take on a Colne school’s old boys team to kick off the launch of a new school football pitch.
New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.

Pupils celebrate their school's success

Headteacher praised for transforming school

“Phenomenal improvements in a short space of time” has seen a Colne primary school given a “good” rating by government inspectors Ofsted.

University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

Mark Taft (left) with apprentices.

Nelson & Colne College chef initiative claims national award

A partnership between the Seafood Pub Company and Nelson and Colne College has been awarded a prestigious award after its huge success.

Ben Mee at the launch with local pupils

Claret kicks off school's next generation football pitch

Clarets defender Ben Mee helped to inspire the next generation of footballers when he launched a third generation football pitch at a Colne high school.
The Shakespeare Schools Festival is coming to town. (s)

Schools' sensational Shakespeare show

It’s the season of Shakespeare next week as a super school production slides onto the Burnley Mechanics stage.

Theatre and Comedy
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