Back to the future

Students spent a weekend at an Elizabethan stately home but with their eyes fixed firmly on the future. The residential break at the Tudor Grade 1 listed Condover Hall in Shropshire saw Burnley High School’s year sevens and eights learning valuable lessons in team building and working together. Split into groups, the pupils were set a series of challenges by … Read More

Year sevens welcome primary school visitors

Primary school pupils took a step back in time when they enjoyed a history workshop with students from Burnley High School. The year fives from St Joseph’s Park Hill were treated to a morning of learning with an emphasis on fun when they looked at the Viking, Roman and Medieval periods with their hosts. A series of information stations constructed … Read More

BHS footie

Burnley High School’s young footballers took on teams from across the town in a small sided soccer tournament. Miss McManus, who was in charge of the team, praised the 10-man squad for their skills and sportsmanship. The BHS team won two and lost one of their round robin matches. The goalscorers were Hugo, Gidley, Isaac Kendall, Jack Clayton and Matthew … Read More

Underwater adventures

Burnley High School’s trainee scuba divers have taken to the water again. The students – with their one-to-one instructors from the Bolton Area Divers – are taking part in a month long course to give them an introduction to the sport. BHS’s Miss McManus, a qualified volunteer diving instructor who sparked pupils’ interest, said the latest session had been a … Read More

Royal visit brings history to life

Actor Jess Milne brought history to life for Burnley High School students with her solo performance as Elizabeth the First. Jess, who helps coach young members at the Burnley Youth Theatre, took on the part for the school’s year seven pupils who are studying the life and times of the Virgin Queen. Jess, in full Tudor costume, answered students’ questions … Read More

Christmas Performance 2015

Students provided a showcase of talent for Burnley High School’s Christmas performance. Class by class the pupils took to the stage at the impressive Life Church to bring their own festive message to a packed audience of parents, friends and staff. From the traditional nativity to thought-provoking pieces highlighting the plight of the homeless at Christmas, the students provided an … Read More

Christmas Lunch 2015

Teachers turned into waiters as they served up Christmas lunch to their students. The fun event at Burnley High School saw staff and pupils enjoying traditional festive fayre accompanied by Yuletide music. Pastoral manager Liam Duckworth thanked the kitchen staff for their efforts and praised his colleagues for their serving skills. He said: “It was a great fun event with … Read More

Student council trip to Whitehough Activity centre Mon 7th Dec

Thankfully the rain stopped and the sun came out. Pupils engaged with several team building and problem solving challenges on a fun yet challenging packed day. At the start of the day some pupils were reluctant to get stuck in and get their hands dirty but soon found themselves involved and working together to conquer new heights and fears. By … Read More