Lancashire youngsters eagerly flocked to school on the day that sheep shearing became a lesson. For the lucky children had a rare demonstration of shearing right in their own village school playground. The 300 children at Buckshaw Primary School, Astley Village, Chorley, watched local farmer's son Mr Edwin Schofield, expertly clip two sheep, and were delighted to get up close and personal with two lambs also brought for them to see. Their teacher Miss Lawrence holds one of the lambs
Pupils at Broughton C of E Primary School are keeping their fingers crossed for a flawless performance when they take to the stage for their most ambitious production. The youngsters are to act out an adaptation of the children's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Michael Simpson, 11, will play Charlie Bucket, a boy from a poor family who finds a golden ticket for a trip round a chocolate factory. He is pictured above, along with a team of Oompa Loompas holding their tickling sticks
Something for everyone. That is the basis of Newton Field Day, which sets out to involve the whole community. This year's event included the usual colourful procession of floats - making their way along roads in which the tar was melting in the boiling sun!
An enthusiastic team of high flying plane buffs will have their feet firmly on the ground for an aerobatic escapade. For the Pioneer Model Aircraft club hope to fly one of their small replica planes from Kirkham to Blackpool. The sponsored flight will be piloted by 36-year-old Ray O'Brien, a veteran mini flyer. He is pictured above holding the replica plane, watched by other members of the club