NINE Hyndburn and Haslingden schools will host summer education programmes over the forthcoming holidays.

They are Accrington Academy, Broadfield Specialist, St Christopher’s, Haslingden High, Mount Carmel, Rhydding’s, The Hollins, The Hyndburn Academy and Tor View School.

The summer schools will provide a range of extra-curricular and academic catch-up activities.

Hyndburn MP Sara Britcliffe said: “The pandemic has had a huge impact on the last school year for pupils. I am committed to helping everyone affected catch up on lost learning and missed experiences before the start of the next academic year.

“The extra £200 million the government is investing will help schools put on summer schools and provide vital learning opportunities for pupils – boosting their learning and their confidence with extra lessons and extra-curricular activities like sports, music and drama.

“This will help set pupils in Hyndburn and Haslingden up for the future, giving them the best opportunity to reach their full potential and get the world class education they deserve.”