Freedom of the Borough
Pupils Fly the Flag
Over 100 pupils at the school took part in a flag-making workshop with Clitheroe artist Joy Cockle as part of the town's preparation for the awarding of Freedom of Ribble Valley to the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment on Thursday, March 10.
They made flags depicting a wide range of heroes, including Cheryl Cole, Winston Churchill, David Beckham and lots of mums and dads!
The highlight of the freedom of the borough event will be a parade through Clitheroe town centre by 130 soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the Band of the King's Division.
And the Pendle Primary School pupils will be waving their "hero flags" as the soldiers march past.
Pendle Primary School head teacher Alison Callon said: "The pupils made flags depicting a wide range of heroes, from their parents and grandparents, to historical figures, celebrities and sportsmen and women.
"They had a fantastic time during the workshop and are looking forward to waving their flags as the soldiers march past."
Artist Joy Cockle added: "The workshop was wonderful and the pupils worked hard to produce flags featuring some colourful and exciting heroes."
The freedom of the borough event will be marked by the signing of an illuminated scroll by civic dignitaries in the Ribble Valley Civic Suite, after which the scroll will be presented to Brigadier Mike Griffiths CBE in Market Place, Clitheroe, by Ribble Valley Mayor Lois Rimmer.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, will march from the bottom of Moor Lane to Market Place for the scroll presentation, after which the mayor will invite onlookers to give the soldiers three cheers, before they parade out of town.
Lancashire Constabulary is asking shopkeepers and members of the public to watch out for unattended bags or packages, or any suspicious activity, on the day of the parade. Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to inform a police officer or steward immediately.