School event in Pendle makes a splash

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: And they’re off – the race is under way. And they’re off – the race is under way.

THE waters around Barley were engulfed by a tiny armada as part of an annual fundraising tradition for a Pendle village school.

Dozens of miniature boats were released into Barley Water in a sponsored event for St Mary’s Newchurch-in-Pendle Primary School.

Each of the day-glo craft, launched from a footbridge, are numbered on the bottom with a prize for the boat which careered fastest downstream.

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