A PRESTIGIOUS award was presented to a school in the Ribble Valley.

St James' Primary School, on Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, received a Bowland IT Excellence Award 2017 from Bowland IT business owner Oliver Alcock.

The Clitheroe school was awarded the prize because of their commitment to promoting the use of technology in school lessons to help students' education.

The school uses IT in every lesson, using technology such as the recently installed touch screen classroom displays.

Students are also encouraged to work with their own classmates using various technological applications.

Mr Alcock said: "I feel that St. James’ school holds a special unique environment for the children which I haven’t seen before in my experience throughout working in various schools.

"We awarded this school with the ‘IT Excellence Award 2017’ because we really felt that the hard work and dedication that goes into investing and organising the IT and technology infrastructure really does play a big part in the children’s education.”