Kind donation to help the most fragile

Generous students are helping East Lancashire’s youngest and most fragile hospital patients by donating lifesaving medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

Foundation winners: St. Augustines pupils, from left to right Ben Brayton, Joseph Hughes-Gooding, Tomas Lloyd and Robert Holt with District Governor Malcolm Baldwin.

Pupils put to the technology test

Pupils from a Ribble Valley high school proved they have got what it takes when it comes to technology.

Cook Mary Coar is retiring after 20 years at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School, Clitheroe.

Popular primary school cook serves her last plates of food

A school cook who has been preparing and serving food to youngsters for the past 23 years is hanging up her apron.


Flag-waving pupils brave freezing weather to meet the Prince

Royal excitement reached fever pitch as Prince Charles met pupils from Clitheroe primary schools.

Award winner Stephen Smith.

Award is a dream come true for Stephen

REACT project worker Stephen Smith from Clitheroe has won the Derek Russell Outstanding Leader Award 2017 at the North West Self Advocacy awards in Blackpool.

The young volunteers running Spring into Phab.

Young people to stage family quiz night

Spring into Phab, a multi-activity group set up by young people with learning disabilities, is hosting a family quiz night, in the hope of raising funds for its activities at their Saturday dance sessions and Monday night youth group.

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Pupils from Ribblesdale High School and Rotarians at the now blooming crocus garden.

Help to eradicate crippling disease

Rotarians are appealing for people to support a campaign which could help to eradicate a crippling and potentially fatal disease for good.
Barnacre Road Primary School, in Longridge

Accident fears for pupils of a Longridge primary school

Police have warned it is “only a matter of time” before someone is “seriously injured or worse” outside a Longridge primary school.

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Ribblesdale High School headteacher Mr Stephen Cox with some of his pupils after the announcement that he has been chosen to act as a mentor to struggling schools.

Valley headteacher chosen for coveted mentoring role

A headteacher and his staff have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

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Gold Paralympian medalist Steph Slater pictured at the 'golden gates' of her former high school, St Cecilia's, Longridge with headteacher, Ivan Catlow and current pupils.

St Cecilia’s golden gates in Stephanie Slater’s honour

The gates of St Cecilia’s, Longridge have been painted gold in honour of former pupil and paralympian medallist Stephanie Slater MBE.

St John's Church Goes Wild event, Hurst Green.

Tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake

Fifty children (and adults) have the opportunity to tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake at a special ‘Church Goes Wild’ event being organised by St John’s, Hurst Green.

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Mrs Connelly with the schools deputy headteacher Laura Fielden.

Footballer’s legacy lives on at Bowland

A cheque for almost £2,000 was presented by Mrs Sandra Connelly, the wife of the late John Connelly who was a member of the 1966 England World cup winning squad, to Bowland High School’s PE department.

World Book Day fun.

Tigger and Snow White at pre-school - it must have been World Book Day

Children aged five and under had lots of literary fun celebrating their favourite stories for World Book Day.

Author Rachael Lindsay with children from St Michael and St John's RC Primary School and Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Eloy Lopez.

Bestselling author reads to pupils as part of World Book Day

Children from a Clitheroe primary school enjoyed a very special storytelling event to celebrate World Book Day.

Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

The latest figures show that almost 100% of parents in Lancashire will get one of their preferred choices of high school for their child this year

Almost 100% of pupils in Lancashire will get high school of their choice this year

Over 98% of pupils in Lancashire will be attending one of their preferred schools or academies this September.

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Pupils from Oakhill School in Whalley proudly show off their certificates from LAMDA.

Drama exams are a breeze for dedicated students

Talented students from Whalley's Oakhill School have recently passed drama and performance exams with flying colours.

Katherine Dodd and her party from Ribblesdale High School, Clitheroe, meet with their MP Nigel Evans at the Houses of Parliament

Budding MP walks corridors of power

The Houses of Parliament were the destination of  a young Ribble Valley student who has designs on becoming an MP in the future.

Langho children with their station artwork. (s)

Children's art work creates warm welcome for rail users

Two pieces of art work designed by local primary school pupils who entered a logo competition has been unveiled at Langho railway station.

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