West Craven High School’s state-of-the-art facilities were showcased on Saturday at a first ever community fun day.
Pupils and staff past and present together with parents and the wider public in West Craven were invited to the Kelbrook Road school to explore the brand new extension, partially refurbished areas, modern facilities and a historical record of life at the school.
As part of the open day, there was the chance to see the advanced 3G all-weather pitch up close and in action after its opening by Burnley FC players.
Across a four hour period, over 250 guests took part in a whole host of activities which included supporting the Pendle Primary schools’ Years 5 and 6 football trials on the new pitch, finding treasure by geocaching, assembling tents with those completing their Duke of Edinburgh award, raising funds for Macmillan, signing up for the Bosom Friends’ annual Santa Fun Run, enjoying musical performances by students and staff and following the photographic timeline of the school.
And when all that was done, there was also the chance to sample a tipple of the local brew from The Greyhound pub and taste mouthwatering food on offer.
The Macmillan bake sale raised an impressive £178.45 and the Bosom Friends cancer charity took home £110.
Headteacher Craig Baker said: “These celebrations have again brought it home to me why our school is so great - the support shown by students and staff, past and present, and all members of the local community is truly wonderful.
“A really sincere thank you to all who help to make us what we are.”