The Burnley/ Lancashire Schools Linking Programme is led by Burnley and Pendle Faith Centre, Lancashire County Council. The programme began in 2017. 

In 2022-2023 there were 27 links with 54 classes from 37 schools, with 25 links in Primary and 2 in Secondary.

For further information please contact

Contacts for Secondary Linking:

Roxy Sardais   Roxana.Sardais@lancashire.gov.uk

Afrasiab Anwar afrasiab.anwar@lancashire.gov.uk

Conacts for Primary Linking:

James Orme  James.Orme@lancashire.gov.uk

Neetal Parekh  Neetal.Parekh@lancashire.gov.uk

with Sam Hoban Samantha.hoban@lancashiregov.uk

Follow us on twitter @EMA_Service  or  @The_faithcentre 

For more information about what we do  All Together Now  

Burnley Youth Theatre, Heritage Learning Lancashire and FUNDA will be offering schools interactive digital/ in person workshops: – drama, storytelling and football. We can’t wait! We’ve already had some face to face meet-ups, celebrating together with the Burnley Youth Theatre at the end of the linking year; lots of new friendships and memories.

What do schools Say about our linking programme? 

Children are so excited to see their new friends again. They talk about their new friends frequently.”

“Good opportunity to show diversity to the children.”

“It was a joy to see them so enthusiastic about meeting new people and wanting to keep in touch.”

“…one little girl who called people from other cultures ‘they’ or ‘them’ (but now she) fully embraced the experiences she has had …. She has opened her mind and this has extended to all aspects of her personality”

Led by Afrasiab Anwar, MBE, Council Leader, Burnley Council

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