Students set for great vocations

Vocational students from Leyland’s Runshaw College have been celebrating the end of their studies so far in style.

Pupils at Wheelton Primary School in the 1950s. Geoffrey Wilson, top row, second from right.
His best friend Graham Baxendale is middle row, second from left.

There were testing times for Geoffrey in schooldays

It sounds like a common recurring nightmare – turning up to school and being unprepared for an exam.

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Seven Stars Infant School 1968
Denise Baron is Angel Gabriel

Wise and loud words from the Angel Gabriel


he wintery month of December was not complete without a school nativity, with the Angel Gabriel, a sheep and a donkey in tow.

Myerscough College Open Day and Country Fair returns on June 11 2017

Myerscough College Country Fair shaping up to be 'best yet'

Myerscough College will throw open its doors for all the family on June 11 for one of Lancashire's biggest outdoor events.
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Adelphi Junction .... an artist impression of the vision for the new Adelphi Square

First glimpse of a landmark new Preston gateway

A glimpse of what a landmark Preston gateway could look like has been unveiled.

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Georgina meeting her idol Ariana Grande at a gig two years ago

School prays for bomb victim Georgina

Pupils and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the popular student.

How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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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 .

Spring 1951 - Children eating sweets in Chorley Market after the ration ended

Grammar hats had to be worn even out of school

This photograph has brought back more memories for Guardian readers.

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Firefighters damping down. (Photo courtesy of Chorley Police)

Investigation into school fire

Police are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed an out-building in the grounds of a school.

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Wyre Scouts

Why business is booming for the county’s scouts

It may be the digital generation – but dib, dib, dibbing has never been more popular among today’s youth.

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Last year's Rainbow Ramble

Join the Rainbow House Ramble

Volunteers are invited to join youngsters with disabilities as they take on the annual Rainbow House Ramble.
Helen Barron and Kenny Burns with Kyla and Katie who attend Rainbow House

Pigeon auction raises thousands for Rainbow House

Pigeon racers have clawed more than £12,000 for a conductive education centre.

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Left to right: Olivia Richardson and Macey Martin had their hair cut for Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research UK

Best friends get the chop for cancer patients

Two school girls had their long locks cut short to support two cancer charities.
The former Lostock Hall library is now on the market

Lostock Hall library on market for £425,000 plus

The former Lostock Hall library has been put up for sale by Lancashire County Council, with offers around £425,000 invited.

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Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.


Scouts in Leyland learn useful skills

A popular scout group in Leyland is on the hunt for more volunteer leaders.

Megan Whalley, 13, from Adlington has been nominated for the Lancashire High Sheriff Young Citizen Award

Champion girl guider Megan nominated for prestigious award

An Adlington teenager has been shortlisted for one of the county’s most prestigious community awards after dedicating her spare time to supporting her neighbourhood.

"Me and My Girl", Parklands High School, Friday, April 7, 1984.

Funny memories of Me and My Girl

In a recent edition of the Guardian, we featured this photograph of pupils from Parklands High School performing Me and My Girl in 1984.

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