New inter-school talent competition

A youth theatre group is hosting an inter-school talent competition between high schools in Burnley, Hyndburn and Pendle next year.

Performer and anti-cyberbullying activist, Josh Davis, will be performing at Coal Clough Academy.

Anti-cyberbullying sensation heads to Burnley

One of the UK's most exciting new musical talents is launching a national online safety tour with performances in Burnley later this month.

Pupils at St James Lanehead CE Primary School have collected shoeboxes filled with presents for children in need. (s)

School lends a hand to Father Christmas

Pupils and staff at St James’ Lanehead CE Primary School are on a mission to make this Christmas magical for children all around the world.
Year 9 and 10 pupils Hibah Tabassam, Sienna Rattigan, Tyler Young, Leah Allen and Olivia McGlinchey. (s)

Coaches’ prestigious academy places

These Sir John Thursby Community College pupils have collectively gained five out of only 30 places available across the county at a reputable coaching academy.
(from left to right) Bishop Philip North, Bishop Julian Henderson, and Bishop Geoff Pearson.

Bishop of Burnley supports Prime Minister's Christmas comments

The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, has welcomed Prime Minister Teresa May’s comments urging people to speak more freely about religion at work and in public.

40 Year 7 students have been made ambassadors.

Shuttleworth's Year 7 student ambassadors taking charge

Shuttleworth College has appointed 40 Year 7 student ambassadors to lend a helping hand to myriad areas of the school in an attempt to give students further responsibility.

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Linda taught for almost 30 years before turning her hand to creative writing.

Poet, astronomer, pianist, author - retired Burnley teacher doing it all

Having taught for almost 30 years, it is clear that Linda Sunderland has a talent and passion for educating and inspiring children. So when, in retirement, a flair for creative writing and children’s stories surfaced, it came as little surprise.

Students help nation to remember at Royal Albert Hall

Students help nation to remember at Royal Albert Hall

Bright young students from Nelson played their part in the nation’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Burnley College which is set to merge with Accrington and Rossendale College.

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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