The Burnley Schools Linking Programme is led by Burnley and Pendle Faith Centre, from Lancashire County Council.  The programme launched in September 2017  and is growing steadily; this year 23 schools are linking 840 children from 29 classes.  The Faith Centre has been working in partnership with Burnley Youth Theatre, who hosted the pupils’ first meetings; theatre staff attended the linking CPD1 and CPD2 sessions, in order to meet the teachers and understand the programme. The Faith Centre’s engagement with schools was enhanced and extended by joining The Linking Network and by participation in the Programme, in addition to their other work. Last year 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.



Afrasiab Anwar