Colourful spectacle as UCLan’s Colour Fun Run returns

It’s back with a bang – and a dash of colour!

Dr Karam Al Mandil

Lecturer spreads happy message

Dr Karam Al Mandil, lecturer in marketing at the University of Cumbria, has been in Sweden to deliver a special talk.

Soem of the team  involved in the St Catherine's and UClan partnership

Joint initiative set to expand

A training partnership between university and hospice bosses has snowballed.

Our Lady's Catholic College winning scientists.

Teamwork proves a winning formula

Young scientists from a Lancaster high school produced winning chemistry when they took part in a science competition with a difference.

Some of the AKS fund raisers at Brian House

Pupils send extra cash to sick

Kind-hearted pupils from AKS Lytham donated money left over from their fund-raising efforts for an overseas challenge to sick children.

Worden Academy's mock trial team

Worden takes mock trial trophy

Aspiring legal eagles from a Leyland school are celebrating their latest victory.


Hair’s looking at you, Oliver

Friends of Preston schoolboy Oliver Kearney proved they were a class act when they volunteered to stage a sponsored head shave in his honour.


Close shave for school friends

A group of schoolboys had a close shave to support their classmate – literally.

Pupils returning to Balshaws after the summer break this month are to benefit from a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) which opened just before the holidays.
The new facility is a 3G synthetic turf and will allow for multiple sports to be played even in poor weather conditions.
It was introduced to combat drainage issues at the school.
Members of the public objected to the plans when they were submitted to the council a few months ago, citing noise concerns, but staff at the Church Road school have insisted the pitches will only be used during term time. 
It was officially opened by County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, who is a former governor and parent at the school.
There was a variety of guests including neighbours of the school, the Balshaws Association which raised �35,000 towards the facility, members of the councils planning committee and former Balshavians.
Head of PE Mark Davidson said that he was delighted with the new facilities and believes that the pupils will have a lot more opportunities open

Pitch up and play

A school’s games facilities have been opened up for use by local sports groups in the evenings and on Saturdays .

Fire fighters attended the fire at Astley Park School

Head of Astley Park School in Chorley speaks out after arson attack

The headmaster of a school which saw an outdoor classroom go up in flames has spoken out about being targeted by vandals.

Local election count at Chorley Town Hall

Parties scramble to put forth candidates for shock election

Politicians in Chorley have leapt into action at the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement of another General Election.

Myerscough College Farrier students at work

County students shape a future in ancient craft

The art of farriery might seem like an ancient craft but caring for the hooves of a horse is critical for their health and wellbeing and at Myerscough College a team of apprenticeships are eager to break into the industry.

Fire fighters attended the fire at Astley Park School

Mum raises money for fire-hit school

Well-wishers are donating to a school for children with special needs, after it was damaged in an arson attack.

children  took part in a Global Coding Challenge at Computer Sciences Corp, Buckshaw Village

Code-clever kids hold convention

Computer whizz-kids from across the area had a chance to pit their coding skills against each other at a special 

Pics in Lancaster's Williamson Park, including the Ashton Memorial, for story on work to improve the park (and update of stock pics).  PIC BY ROB LOCK

School gets a
cash boost for
archive plan

An historic city school is writing another chapter for posterity by delving into the past.

Photo Neil Cross
St Stephens CE Primary, Preston, hosting a fairtrade/equality football tournament.  Children have been invited to compete in age groups and to play in mixed teams.  They have purchased fairtrade footballs and will be giving free fairtrade snacks to pupils.

Playing fair
is only goal

Pupils at one Preston school know all about playing fair as youngsters at St Stephen’s CE Primary in Broadgate used the game of football to highlight equality in football and the importance of justice by staging a Fairtrade Football Tournament.

Members of the school council at Lostock Hall Primary are petitioning for  better lighting at a pelican crossing in Brownedge Road

Children calling for better lights

Primary school pupils are taking on council bosses in a bid to make the roads around their school brighter.


Sam delight at award success

A Lancashire teacher has scooped a national award from his union.

Manor Road Primary School pupils with the special award they collected at the regional heat of the Last Choir Standing competition.

Artistic singers raise the roof

Young songbirds from Manor Road Primary School hit the high note when they took part in the county-wide Last Choir Singing competition.

The Judges'  Lodgings in Lancaster.

Judges’ decision delayed

Lancashire County Council has extended the deadline for reaching a possible agreement on the future of the Judges’ Lodgings Museum at Lancaster.

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