Women’s Day event is inspiring for all

Celebrities, entertainers, business owners and community leaders gathered to mark International Women’s Day in Blackpool.

Merle Davis, director of the Centre for Early Child Development, part of the NSPCC Better Start campaign

Nursery mark to recognise good service

Blackpool Better Start, which is working to transform services for pre-school children, has introduced a quality mark for providers of early years education and childcare.

Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

Praise for sixth form facing axe

Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College has been declared ‘good’ by Ofsted for the second inspection running.

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Students at Blackpool Sixth Form taking part in Digital Advantage.

Blackpool students compete for digital future

Students at Blackpool Sixth Form are the latest to take part in a pilot project to train young people in cutting-edge digital skills.

Shakespeare Primary School, winners of the Fylde and North Lancashire heat in Last Choir Singing competition

School’s cash bonanza after singing award

In the third heat of the ‘Last Choir Singing’ competition held at Marine Hall, judges had some tough choices to make.

A group of dads have helped renovate Palatine Library as part of the Better Start project.  Dads and supporters are pictured celebrating.

Dads lend a hand to encourage reading

Dads tested their DIY skills to come up with a novel way to encourage children to read.

As part of Kirkham Grammar Junior School J3s Science Topic, Super Scientists,  a forensic scientist, came in to speak to pupils about her role within the police.

Students turn sleuths in forensic science session

By Kirkham Grammar J3 pupils

Junior Gazette reporters

Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

Shopping boost for college’s library

A Mother’s Day shopping afternoon in Lytham provided a boost of just under £400 for a fund to refurbish the library at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College.

Hawes Side Academy opens it's new Confucius classroom to teach children Mandarin.  Pictured are Millie Ogbodo and Luke Percival.

Chinese flavour for Blackpool pupils

A Blackpool school is forging close links with a country 5,000 miles away – with inspiration from one of the most renowned teachers in history.

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Staff and pupils at Layton Primary School are celebrating after being praised by the government

Pupils jump for joy as school is named in elite

A Blackpool primary school has been congratulated after coming in the top three per cent nationally for pupils’ progress.

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Youngsters celebrated for their creative talents

There were smiles all round as some of the Fylde coast’s top young artists were recognised for their creative talents.

Kirkham pupils learning about the water cycle

Kirkham pupils learn about never ending water cycle

Emily Marsh

Class J4X, Kirkham Grammar
Junior Gazette

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Pamela Bailey presents the defibrillator from t he Adam appeal to Blackpool Sixth Form College   Dave Williams one of the Lead Pastoral Mentors.

Extra life support for college

Saving lives is high on the timetable after Blackpool Sixth was presented with a defibrillator.

From left,  Louisa Goddard, Isabella Dean, Ellie Turner and Jacob Ward

Tree-mendous gift is really ap-peeling

These schoolchildren certainly know their onions... and their potatoes, strawberries, peas and cauliflowers.

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Behind the scenes at PDSA animal hospital

We go behind the scenes at Blackpool’s PDSA Hospital to meet vets and their patients

Collie cross Lady is nearly 17 and sits calmly as vet Malwina checks her over.

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Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

Axe confirmed for sixth form at LSA High

Sixth form education at Fylde’s biggest school will be axed from September next year, it has been confirmed.

From left, Sharon Mather, Elaine Smith, Lynn Saggerson, Vidhya Alakeson and Merle Davies at the Volunteer Academy Launch at the Blackpool Winter Gardens

Volunteers to support parents

A new volunteer academy has opened in Blackpool as part of investment in early years care.

Pupils Amelia Mottershead, Megan Dunkley, Emelia Carlton, Joe Hartenfeld and Owen McConnell with headteacher Andy Mellor

Blackpool headteacher ready for union challenge

A headteacher has vowed to “strike back” for Blackpool after being appointed to a top union role.

Children from Bispham Endowed Primary School visit residents at Glen Tanar Care Home.  Robert Brooks shares a joke with seven-year-old Blake Shilton.

Blackpool youngsters play generation game

Youngsters got to sit down and learn about lives well lived at a Fylde coast care home.

Clare Law of the Blackpool centre for early child development

Clare’s work recognised with fellowship

A Blackpool expert in child development has been awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship in recognition of her work.

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