The Burnley Schools Linking Programme is led by Burnley and Pendle Faith Centre, from Lancashire County Council. The programme launched in September 2017 with 26 classes in 18 schools engaging over 700 children. This included one independent faith school. The faith centre worked in partnership with Burnley Youth Theatre who hosted the first meetings of the pupils, Theatre staff attended the Linking CPD1 and CPD2 sessions in order to meet the teachers and understand the programme. The Faith Centre offer to schools was enhanced and extended by joining The Linking Network and offering Schools Linking in addition to their other work. The Faith Centre worked with a pair of secondary schools to develop a leadership programme for students with three different workshop sessions for which there is a video and resources.
The first teacher training session this year will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at the Pendle and Burnley Faith Centre.