Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Westleigh High School students working on the play about mental health

School play urges mental health talk

School pupils have staged a brave performance aiming to break the stigma of talking about mental health among young people.

One of Fred Longworth High Schools musical ensembles appearing in the video

School asking where art went

A school in the borough has produced a video criticising cuts to creative subjects and asking the question: Where Did All The Art Go?

Rapper Professor Green

Professor Green due for star appearance on Edge Hill University talk panel

Rapper Professor Green, who recently made the acclaimed documentary Working Class White Men, will be ‘in conversation’ on the same subject at a free public event at Edge Hill University.

VIDEO: School ‘overwhelmed’ by support after blaze

It is business as usual for staff and pupils at a borough school - just weeks after a fire caused “sheer devastation”.
Playing Liv, who is groomed and abused by her older boyfriend, was almost too much to bear for Burnley actress Sophie. (s)

Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.
Theatre and Comedy

When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
Nursery staff and children celebrate the new report

Nursery's fortunes on the rise

Improvements have been made at a borough nursery previously criticised by education inspectors.
Rowan Tree Primary School in Atherton was rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted

Have your say on special schools plan

Borough residents are being asked for the views on how the council should expand its services for youngsters with special educational needs.
Social media - a new threat

School reputations damaged by social media

Schools are being forced to trawl social media to protect their reputations due to parents posting complaints online, according to headteachers.

When it comes to Mother's Day, what are your kids really thinking?

If you're a mum who is looking forward to a surprise on Sunday, look away now.

Celebrating the award

National awards for Leigh’s sporty school

A Leigh primary school has received a national sports award after seeing a large increase in the number of pupils taking up sport.

Did your child get into their first-choice school?

Parents struggle to secure top school choice

Parents in around a fifth of areas in England are finding it harder to get their child into their top choice of primary school, figures suggest.

Atherton Community School

Academy will turn things around

An academy trust which manages Atherton Community School has been propped up with a £750,000 cash injection from one of the government’s executive agencies.

Talk to your child about having some responses ready if they are asked to send explicit images

Advice for parents concerned about children sexting

Child safety group Internet Matters has released a new list of tips for parents who are concerned about their children taking part in sexting.
Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.


Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

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