In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week July 24 to 30

Posted on - 31st July, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Preston's city skyline Pic: Mick Gardner
Preston’s city skyline Pic: Mick Gardner

This week in Preston has been a bit of a wash-out, and whilst we wave bye bye to the sunshine for now, we’re praying that rumours of a heatwave in August are true.


Here are five stories you may have missed this week.

Summer fundraising events to go ahead in person at St Walburge Church in Ashton-on-Ribble

Drone shot of St Walburge's at sunset Pic: Sky Eye Aerial Photography
Drone shot of St Walburge’s at sunset Pic: Sky Eye Aerial Photography

St Walburge Church in Ashton-on-Ribble are hosting a fundraising event tomorrow (Sunday, August 1) from 12.30pm to 4pm.

There will be stalls, games and refreshments and the whole community are invited to head down and enjoy the fun.

The event will help to renovate the church after it was secured in 2014 when its care was handed to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

The Canons of the Institute have been working hard to renovate the church and are continually in need of substantial funds to do this.

Read the full story here.

Preston’s future construction stars honoured at annual awards ceremony 

Brandon – Painting and Decorating Award

The Preston Vocational Centre celebrated the success of its learners with a virtual awards evening this week.

Preston Vocational Centre (PVC) provides hands-on opportunities in different areas of construction, including plastering, building maintenance and brickwork.

At the virtual ceremony, the students received their BTEC qualifications, with some gaining special awards in particular trades.

Read the full story here.

Preston teacher nominated for national School Superhero award 

Mrs McCaul, Year 5 teacher at The Blessed Sacrament Primary School, with Telvin

A Preston primary school teacher has received a nomination for a national School Superhero award.

Claire McCaul, Year 5 teacher at The Blessed Sacrament Primary School, was nominated for the award by Laura Nicholson, whose son Telvin attends the Ribbleton school.

The award is part of a national campaign by fintech Miconex and the Preston Gift Card to recognise school staff.

Read the full story here.

Preston to host series of free ‘Get Stuck In’ holiday clubs this summer 

Arts and crafts activities will be available

Preston will host a series of free ‘Get Stuck In’ holiday clubs this summer to support families across the borough.

A similar scheme ran successfully across Blackburn with Darwen last summer and was attended by over 2,300 Children and Young People.

Coordinated by charity Spring North, the holiday clubs are running from 2 to 29 August. The clubs will provide a range of fun activities and a free meal for children aged 4 to 16.

Read the full story here.

UCLan project aims to inject enterprise and innovation into all areas of the institution

A UCLan building Pic: Tony Worrall
UCLan. Pic: Tony Worrall

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has set out ambitious plans to further develop its entrepreneurial culture and capacity through a series of staff and student training programmes designed to encourage an innovative and enterprising approach to work and learning.

The two-year, €1.2 million funded project aims to deliver training to 645 students and 132 academic and service staff through leadership development programmes, tailored mentoring, network building and online training.

It is part of a European-wide project, ‘Higher Education Innovation Growth and Training (HEIght)’, led by UCLan and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Higher Education Institutions (HEI): Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education.

It aims to boost the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of HEIs and in turn, benefit the communities in which they operate.

Read the full story here.

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