College merger could happen by May next year

Proposals have been announced for the merger of Burnley College with Accrington and Rossendale College, which could happen as soon as May next year.

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Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teachers across Burnley could lose their jobs as schools face up to the increasingly difficult challenge of balancing their books amid drastic funding cuts.

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Pupils at St James' Lanehead CE Primary School dressed in non-uniform for charity. (s)

A spot of kindness can go a long way

It was a dotty day at school when pupils dressed in spots to help raise money for Children in Need.

Children and staff at the afternoon session at Whitegate Nursery School in their onesies and pyjamas for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Tiny tots in pyjamas say thanks to hospital that has helped so many

A hospital, that has played a major role in the lives of many families in Burnley and Padiham, was the focus of a special fundraising day at a nursery school.

Blessed Trinity students at the school's Science Club. (From left: Eve Wharton, Sabah Islam, Jenson Carter from Year Seven)

Blessed Trinity students revelling in school science club

Local pupils at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College’s Science Club are enjoying getting involved in the flames, foam, and fun at the educational club.

Students from St James Primary School in Lanehead, Burnley, with their boxes of gifts for Operation Christmas Child.

Boxes of Christmas joy sent across the world thanks to Burnley schoolchildren

Kind hearted pupils from a Burnley primary school forgot about their own wish lists for Father Christmas to think about other youngsters not as lucky as them.

Grace Drake (six) had read and reviewed 50 books.

Home-schooled youngster receives reading certificate

A home-schooled Burnley girl is the talk - or rather the whisper - of Burnley Library after completing the Lancashire Reading Trail.

Shuttleworth College Class of 2016 Awards Evening (Back row: Joshua Maddox, Reece Hamilton, Dale Benson, Declan McCluskey, Jack Halstead, Owen Edwards. Front: Katie Barson, Anya Gillett, Holly Reynolds, Mehreen Asif)

Shuttleworth stars shine at college awards evening

Shuttleworth College star pupil, Katie Barson, will be nursing some tired arms and legs after picking up a host of awards at the school’s Class of 2016 Awards Evening.
Evie and Alicia dressed as flower fairies for their debut at the Lancashire Schools Dance Festival with their classmates from Padiham Primary School.

Young dancers were flying high at prestigious festival

Nimble footed students from Padiham Primary School have made their debut at one of the county's most prestigious dance festivals.
Children from Briercliffe Day Nursery pictured with their hand-made poppy tribute for Remembrance Sunday.

Tiny tots' touching home-made tribute to honour soldiers who gave their lives

Tiny tots created a hand-made tribute for Remembrance Sunday.

Julie Turner, 52, graduated from Edge Hill University with a Master's in Education this year.

“Never a dull moment” - Burnley deputy head’s Master’s degree

Proving Brigham Young’s assertion that ‘when you educate a woman, you educate a generation’ right, a Burnley-born deputy head has completed a Master’s degree in Education.

From Budapest to Burnley for young wrestler David

A talented young wrestler who has made a momentous journey from Budapest to Burnley is getting to grips with life in his new home.

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Sports co-ordinator Mr Simon Grime takes a good old soaking in the stocks as part of the Children in Need fund raising at Holy Trinity Primary School in Burnley. (s)

Celebrities, bears and a wet sponge soaking... all for Children in Need

A Burnley primary school has raised the incredible amount of £450 for Children in Need.

Nursery’s natural resources

Nursery’s natural resources

Nursery school children have been learning about nature in their exciting “Forest School”.

14 Blessed Trinity students took part in the session.

Blessed Trinity students cook up a storm

A group of culinary-inclined students at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College have been mixing, stirring, and decorating with aplomb with the help of Sainsbury’s.

Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College's Eleanor Latham, 14, has been recognised for her utstanding spoken language skills.

Student Eleanor’s top speaker award

Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College student Eleanor Latham has won a top award from English Speaking Board. Eleanor (14) is one of five students around the country to receive ESB’s highest commendation of Young Speaker of the Year.

Marcus Burgess (goalkeeper) in one of his first games for Burscough against Colne FC. (Credit: Marc Taylor Photography)

Burnley keeper getting the grades and making saves

Non-league football stories are fabled. Cold nights, hard pitches, opposition centre-halves who seem to have confused tiki-taka with taekwondo - it is a footballer’s right of passage. And Marcus Burgess, a Burnley-born goalkeeper who made his non-league debut at 16 for Skelmersdale United, loves it.

Mr Grimes takes his place in the stocks at Holy Trinity Primary School in Burnley in preparation for Children in Need. (s)

Popular teacher heads for the stocks

Students will be downing their books and pens to take pot shots at one of their favourite teachers next week.

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Schools have been warned to be vigilant to control an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

Stay vigilant as norovirus season hits county

Schools across Burnley and Padiham have been warned to be vigilant as the sickness bug norovirus starts to sweep the county.

Kieran with his baby son, Theo George

Kieran's mission to teach the Fundamentals of life

He was 18. He was on the cusp of a promising career as a professional footballer with a regional trial lined up for England and Burnley Football Club.

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