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Hyndburn is served by seven high schools, Accrington Academy, St Christopher's CE High School, Mount Carmel, Hollins Technology College, Norden High School, Broadfield Specialist School and Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School. Its main further education provider is Accrington and Rosendale College.

Pupils visit care home to show off artwork of schools transformation

Accrington Academy students created the work to show the changes made since Accrington Grammar School

Fitness fanatic sisters complete ultra marathon

Alison King and Charlotte King took part in the 31-mile Canalathon

Rhyddings pupils meet Olympic star Rebecca Adlington

The students took part in a Q&A session with the freestyle world swimming champion

Media students tour Sky News studios

Pupils from Norden High School in Rishton toured the studios and met with a producer and news presenter

GALLERY: Nearly 40 bags of rubbish collected by pupils on 'Eco Day'

Around 65 pupils from eight schools in Hyndburn took part in the event organised by Mount Carmel High School

Secondary school named one of the best for student GCSE progress

Hollins Technology College in Accrington has received national recognition following a review of government data

Oswaldtwistle school pupils crowned tech tournament champions

Rhyddings School triumphed in the the annual Rotary International BAE Systems contest, held at Hollins Technology College

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Children and adults across Accrington got dressed up to raise money for Comic Relief

Church primary school bans energy and sports drinks over links to 'behavioural' issues

Headteacher at St Nicholas CE Primary school Vicky Axon has written to parents explaining the ban

Accrington and Rossendale College takes part in National Apprentice Week

The national event, now in its eighth year, aims to raise awareness of apprenticeships in the local area

Primary school praised by Minister for State Schools

Sacred Heart RC in Church has been congratulated in a letter by the Rt Hon David Laws

Young pupils complete 'Mile Challenge' to promote healthy lifestyle

Students at St Charles Primary in Rishton ran around the yard to complete the task

Visionary Harry Yeadon who oversaw the creation of Britain’s first motorway has passed away, aged 93

Harry was integral in the construction of the M6 Preston Bypass in 1956 and got the wheels in motion for the UK’s modern road network

Accrington pupils bid to improve road safety by clocking offending motorists

Four schools have signed up to the police-backed scheme to improve child safety

Accrington heart attack student to cycle 2,000 miles for charity

John Wilson suffered a heart attack in 2012 but will now cycle across Europe to raise money for the British Heart Foundation

Tribute paid to a ‘vibrant’ charity fundraiser who has died suddenly

Catherine Anne Howard, 40, of Haworth Street in Rishton, was a mature student at Accrington & Rossendale College where she had just completed an NVQ

Oswaldtwistle school celebrating 'outstanding' Ofsted inspection

White Ash School was rated outstanding in all inspection areas

Church school 'moving forward' after Ofsted inspection

St Nicholas CE Primary School was rated as requiring improvement in three out of five inspection areas

Holocaust survivor visits Accrington school

Harry Bibring was invited to Hollins Technology College in Accrington as part of a programme organised by the Holocaust Education Trust (HET).

School donates computers to Africa

The project was headed by Carmel Cunliffe, business manager at the school, and the Rotary Club assisted them by organising transport.

Pupils tackle drivers over safety

The ‘Road Safety Team’ at St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School in Great Harwood has been stopping cars pulling up and dropping children off on the zig-zag lines on Ash Street.

Accrington school visited by Bishop of Blackburn

The bishop blessed the Forest school and pupils sang hymns.

WATCH: Julie Hesmondhalgh receives Honorary Freeman of the Borough

More than 200 people packed into the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where she once studied, to receive the borough's highest award.

Snow causes travel chaos and school closures

Long delays have also been reported on the M65, M66, A666 and other roads throughout the borough.

Children learn first aid skills

Children from Green Haworth C of E Primary School, in Accrington, spent the day with Sandra Scott from St John Ambulance.

'Incredible' Julie set to receive top award

And it will be a case of returning to her roots for Julie when she receives the honour in the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where Julie studied.

Inspirational carer returns from Tanzania

Tanya Hart, 24, of Burnley Lane, Huncoat set off for the east African republic in October with Raleigh International, a charity which runs projects in poverty-stricken areas.

Tanya returns from Tanzania

Tanya Hart, 24, of Burnley Lane, Huncoat set off for the east African republic in October with Raleigh International, a charity which runs projects in poverty-stricken areas.

‘Hairdresser to stars’ Lee visits the college

Former Men’s British Hairdresser of the Year winner and celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford attended the college as a special guest to deliver a hairdressing masterclass.

‘Incredible’ Julie set for top award

And it will be a case of returning to her roots for Julie when she receives the honour in the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where Julie studied.

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