Schoolchildren will entertain crowds at Queen’s visit to Turf Moor

Turf Moor
Turf Moor

BURNLEY Football Club is pulling out all the stops to ensure the Queen and Prince Philip have a memorable visit to Turf Moor tomorrow.

The Royal couple will be greeted by a guard of honour from soldiers from the Personal Recovery Unit at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, and representatives from RFEA, which has been assisting veterans into sustainable employment for 126 years. The organisation now also assists the Wounded, Injured and Sick community and is embedded in the Personal Recovery Units.

RFEA Employment Consultants work within each of the nine PRUs ato help the transition of a WIS soldier into civilian life; helping with the practical side of finding work.

Burnley Football Club Programme for Education, Sport and Society is working with the RFEA and the PRU at Fulwood Barracks to provide work placements and employment opportunities for wounded, injured or sick soldiers working in the community as development managers and football coaches.

Burnley Football Club and BFC PESS are also welcoming local primary and secondary schools to Turf Moor as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

Following her lunch at Turf Moor, hosted by Burnley FC Chairman Mr Barry Kilby, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be invited onto a balcony in the Jimmy McIlroy stand, overlooking the pitch, to acknowledge the crowds.

The following performances will take place during the lunch interval for the entertainment of the public and invited school children: music by Pendle Youth Orchestra; three musical performances by Sir John Thursby Community College and Heasandford Primary School; a choral performance accompanied by musical ensemble fand a performance by Unity Dance by Unity College; “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”, a solo voice and group dance performance by Accrington Academy; GCSE Dance 1 and 2, a choral performance and Big Dance 2012 by Blessed Trinity RC School.

There will also be a group dance performance by children from the Schools of the Futures Learning Trust: Peel Park Primary School, Accrington,

Haslingden Primary School, St Leonard’s C E Primary School, Padiham, and Barrowford Primary School, as well as “The Future Proof Pageant” by St Leonard’s C E Primary School.