MP impressed with visit to Burnley High

“I went to Burnley High School on Friday for the judging of reports the pupils had put together. The students have recently been researching and designing gardens so that we can all brighten up the school and I was very impressed with the outcomes. It was difficult to judge and I was delighted to see such inventiveness.”   Burnley MP … Read More

Project Presentation Day 13/02/2015

Students showed of their green fingered skills when they unveiled their own gardens in their school grounds. Youngsters at Burnley High School spent the past six weeks designing and building their exhibits before showing them off to parents at an open day. The project based learning exercise, led by science teacher David Wallace, showcased the pupils creativity and team-building abilities. … Read More

MP sings song of praise for our Ella

MP Gordon Birtwistle was full of praise for Burnley High School student Ella Moorhouse. The MP was so impressed with an invitation from Ella to the school’s project presentation that he rang his wife to tell her how good it was. Mr Birtwistle said: “And like me, she was amazed that such a well written piece of work had come … Read More

Burnley High School expanding facilities at Parkhill

Facilities at Burnley High School are being expanded as the school will not be moving to its permanent home at the former Habergham High School in time for September. This is due to the discovery of previous mining activities within the school grounds.   Facilities at Parkhill are being expanded to include additional classrooms science facilities and showers. Sports fields are … Read More

India Themed Lunch

Students tucked into an Indian banquet – as part of their project based learning studies. Two types of curry, poppadums, spiced potatoes, naan bread and rice were on the menu at Burnley High School as pupils enjoyed their specially prepared meal. Catering Manager Mrs Adele Ormerod laid on the spread for the youngsters after their PBL lesson on the sub-continent teaching … Read More

Christian Aid Ebola crisis charity event!

Yesterday (Tuesday 27 January) we had a day to raise money for helping combat Ebola. Burnley High School pupils wore brightly coloured sweaters to school as part of their fundraising efforts for Christian Aid. Students also took part in sponsored dodge ball games and baked and sold cakes to boost their charity effort. Pastoral manager Liam Duckworth said: “We are still counting … Read More

House of Lords visit.

Burnley High School head Dawn Forshaw was invited to the House of Lords to help launch a nationwide manifesto for PE and sport in schools. Mrs Forshaw, who is vice chair of the Burnley schools sports partnership was accompanied by the organisation’s chairman, Richard Varey, head at Blessed Trinity RC College. They were part of the Youth Sport Trust initiative calling … Read More

Innovation in Education (Conference)

Our head Dawn Forshaw and assistant head Vicky Povey were among delegates at a regional conference on innovation in education. Mrs Forshaw was one of the speakers with her presentation focussing on the work being done here at Burnley High School on project based learning.