Youngsters from Rishton helped to open a new £560,000 supermarket.
The ceremony was held at the new Co-operative after it relocated from the High Street to larger premises on Harwood Road.
Pupils from Norden High School and St Peter and St Paul’s primary school helped cut the ribbon. Both schools have signed up to the Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution which is designed to nurture the next generation of green pioneers.
The schools each received a donation of £100 towards their environmental projects, as well as a hamper of fresh produce and Fairtrade goods.
Store manager Catherine Smith said: “The Co-operative is committed to playing a real role in the life of this community and it is fantastic that our local green schools could join us on our special day. Relocating our store will allow us to provide an improved service to the people of Rishton.”
The new store has helped secure the positions of 16 staff and created four new jobs.