Whalley schoolchildren prepare for launch of their own radio station

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History group - There will be a meeting of Whalley and District Historical and Archaeological Society, onThursday, at 8 p.m. in Whalley Abbey. There will be a talk by Margaret Curry on “The Eden Valley” and visitors are welcome.

School on air - Children at Whalley CE Primary School are preparing for the launch of their own radio station. Radio Burst, a name chosen by the children, at a party on Friday, March 11th. The name was the suggestion of Emma Blacklock and the children are practising writing techniques to persuade a famous personality to perform the opening ceremony.

The project is being funded by Friends of Whalley School and assisted by Jim Cooke and Laura Barnes from The Grand, Clitheroe.

The presenters are Georgina Barlow, Oliver Pattinson and Poppy Roberts with Joshua Wilkinson, and Ayma Zubairy taking care of the technical aspects.

The children have been writing jingles, desigining a logo, and preparing adverts ready for the launch.

Children from Mr Preston’s class have acted out the story of Little Red Riding Hood and, using freeze frame techniques, have made a multi-media presentation.

Friends of Whalley School have organised a battle on Sunday, March 27th, at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, open to anyone over the age of eight.

Battlefield Live involves dressing in camouflage gear, splitting into two teams and doing battle with laser guns in the woods behind the hotel. Children must be accompanied by an adult, who do not have to take part. The cost is £20 per person and places can be booked through the school office.

Wheelchair gift - As a result of an appeal for a wheelchair for use at Whalley English Martyrs’ RC Church, Millercare, suppliers of goods for disabled people, has donated a new one. This is in memory of the late Mary Filbin. Old palm crosses may be left at the church ready to be burned on Ash Wednesday.

Lose pounds - A few who have been meeting for exercise have decided to extend this to raise money. All ages are welcome including children from 5-30 to 6-30 p.m. each Tuesday in The Servery at Whalley Parish Church.

Lunches - Book for lunches on Tuesdays or Thursdays at Vale House Gardens at noon, costing £3. Booking is essential on 01254 823849.

Top cards - Whalley Senior Citizens’ social evenings for the over-55s have started again. Winners were: Whist, Ladies – P. Woof. Gents – G. Walmsley. Dominoes: E. Grindley and M. Capstick.