Kindness is best lesson for Blackpool students

Kindness is helping a Blackpool school improve mental wellbeing.

Artist Claire Balfour

Art exhibitions are proving a hit for Blackpool library

Anchorsholme Library is preparing to host its second art exhibition as part of a wider plan to support Fylde based artists.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

'Your background should not limit your dreams'

Education Secretary Damian Hinds writes for The Gazette:

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds meets students at Blackpool and the Fylde College Nautical Campus

Hi-tech tour as Education Secretary meets Fylde coast students

Vocational training was put in the spotlight as Education Secretary Damian Hinds had a whistle-stop tour of initiatives designed to equip young people on the Fylde with the skills they need for their future careers.
Pupils enjoy tales of the past at Samlesbury Hall

Pupils enjoy tales of the past at Samlesbury Hall

By Evelyn So, aged nine

Kirkham Grammar

Monty Roberts.

'Horse Whisperer' Monty Roberts is on his way back to Lancashire

World famous ‘Horse Whisperer’ Monty Roberts is returning as a special guest at a top Wyre college.
Pupils at Mereside Primary dress in Spanish colours and costumes to celebrate their twinning with a Spanish school.  Pictured are Tayla Hawes, Keya Hughes, Erin Lambert and Camilla Pye.

Mereside Primary School twins with Colegio Las Cumbres near Madrid - with Spanish day held to celebrate

Pupils at Mereside Primary School are polishing their castanets and putting out the flags in celebration of the launch of their twinning project with a school in Spain.

County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

A pervert tried to groom two boys on a gaming website but teachers trained by John Piekos were able to intervene

Online pervert told teen boys to strip

Two Fylde school boys were asked to send naked photos to a stranger on a gaming website.
Lewis Bates (left) with the schools rugby coach, Richard Byrne

Thornton schoolboy set to fly the flag at Twickenham

When the England rugby union team run out onto the pitch at Twickenham against Wales on Saturday, a Thornton schoolboy will be one of the proud flag bearers.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Moorevilla Nursery, in Midgeland Road, Marton, continues to be 'good', Ofsted said (Picture: Google)

Blackpool nursery Moorevilla rated ‘good’ by education watchdog Ofsted

Moorevilla Nursery, in Midgeland Road, Marton, continues to be ‘good’, Ofsted said.

Front: Callum Wardle, Tara Choudhury, Jack Webster and Jade Williams. Back: Ethan Lees, Jaques Bonsell, Antonio Marmo and Declan Molloy

Top university joy for Blackpool students

Eight students at one Blackpool college are on their way to a first class education after being offered places at the UK’s top two universities.

Blackpool PC’s ‘Operation Safety Net’ mission off to a flying start

A police officer visited St Nicholas Primary School in Marton to discuss internet safety with its pupils.

Revoe school therapy dog Poppy is giving golden tickets to pupils with 100% punctuality.  Poppy is pictured with Karis Connelly, 5 and Jannat Hussain, 7.

Barking! Blackpool school’s ingenius way of making sure youngsters turn up on time

A Blackpool primary school has come up with a novel idea to improve pupils’ punctuality – and it involves golden tickets, a dog, and Spandau Ballet.

Children from Thames Academy Primary School join dignitaries including Blackpool Mayor Coun Ian Coleman at the unveiling of artwork at Blackpool South Station

Kids’ Blackpool rail project is picture perfect

Youngsters have been inspired by vintage railway posters to design their own artwork which is now on display at a Blackpool train station.

Christ The King Catholic Academy performing 'Olivia' in the 2015 Schools Alive shows

Lively school shows make memories to last a lifetime

Up to 2,000 children from across Blackpool will be taking to the stage of the celebrated Grand Theatre as Schools Alive returns next week.

New headteacher at Thornton Primary School, David Ashcroft, is celebrating with pupils after getting a good Ofsted report.  He is pictured with Chloe Bamforth, Elan Philburn, Jonjo Edwards, Sophie DePledge, Abinash Pradeepan and Grace Brocklehurst.

School hopes to boost numbers after positive Ofsted report

Teachers have been praised for creating a ‘caring and inclusive school community which is valued by pupils and parents.’

Pictured above from top left, Dr Mary Bousted; Patrick Green and bottom left, Sadiq Khan and Andy Mellor.

KNIFE CRIME: Are body scanners needed in our schools?

One in 10 children have told their parents they have seen another pupil carrying a knife in school, a frightening statistic has revealed.
Members of Tramshed Theatre's youth company

Theatre group’s call for help to keep it on track

An inclusive theatre company is on the lookout for new trust members to develop their work.

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