School event in Pendle makes a splash

School event in Pendle makes a splash

And they’re off – the race is under way.

Families look on and children chase their boats along

Families look on and children chase their boats along

Daisy Sanderson, nine, checks her entries

First published in News

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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