Students from Burnley and Islamabad in pioneering exchange visit

OLYMPIC ideals are set to be shared by youngsters from Burnley and Islamabad as part of a pioneering exchange visit.

Several delegates from the Federal Government and Islamabad model boys schools will arrive at Blessed Trinity RC College under the 2012 games legacy project.

Not only will the visitors share in PE lessons at the Belvedere Road school but they will also attend games at Barden Primary and Brunshaw Primary.

Part of the International Inspiration Programme, it is designed to bring young people from different backgrounds closer through sport.

The link-up is the third international dimension for Blessed Trinity students – an exchange has been established with a school in Gauteng, South Africa, and pupils are also involved in a fledgling programme, focusing on China.

An initial visit has been pencilled in for their new Pakistani guests from July 4 to July 8, under the auspices of the British Council and Youth Sports Trust.

Sessions at the Spirit of Sport Centre and St Peter’s leisure centre are also being arranged for the delegation.

Andy Montrose, the school’s assistant headteacher, said: “As a school we recognise the impact such a partnership could have on our pupils on a local, national and international level.

“We appreciate that this unique opportunity will be challenging, but the aims and vision of the project mirror our own ethos as a Catholic college which promotes diversity and global community cohesion.”

Sports events including a duathlon and girls cricket will be showcased by one of the supporters of the scheme, Burnley Schools Sports Partnership.

Afrasiab Anwar, the partnership’s development manager, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting project and to develop a partnership with schools in Pakistan.

“This will complement ongoing work between Burnley schools and partner organisations and Blessed Trinity’s existing international links with China and Africa through the British Council.”

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7:06pm Tue 28 Jun 11

BIGGLESTOE says...

Would make 4x100m relays more interesting with guaranteed world records if baton was replaced with lit stick of TNT!
Would make 4x100m relays more interesting with guaranteed world records if baton was replaced with lit stick of TNT! BIGGLESTOE

12:25am Wed 29 Jun 11

ExForces says...

"it is designed to bring young people from different backgrounds closer through sport"

I really doubt the 'difference' in backgrounds. What about China, New Zealand etc
"it is designed to bring young people from different backgrounds closer through sport" I really doubt the 'difference' in backgrounds. What about China, New Zealand etc ExForces

12:41am Wed 29 Jun 11

Stone Island says...

Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer?
Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'.
Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer? Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'. Stone Island

4:04pm Wed 29 Jun 11

RAyzer says...

Stone Island wrote:
Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer?
Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'.
clone island----makes a change its usually your cess pitt of a town,,half of them will claim asylum and move in with there family's in Blackburn...new generation of groomers!
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer? Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'.[/p][/quote]clone island----makes a change its usually your cess pitt of a town,,half of them will claim asylum and move in with there family's in Blackburn...new generation of groomers! RAyzer

7:53pm Wed 29 Jun 11

Ted Maul says...

RAyzer wrote:
Stone Island wrote:
Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer?
Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'.
clone island----makes a change its usually your cess pitt of a town,,half of them will claim asylum and move in with there family's in Blackburn...new generation of groomers!
Can't you type that again in English please? Me no speaky chav.

Were you born this stupid or were you dropped as a child?
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer? Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'.[/p][/quote]clone island----makes a change its usually your cess pitt of a town,,half of them will claim asylum and move in with there family's in Blackburn...new generation of groomers![/p][/quote]Can't you type that again in English please? Me no speaky chav. Were you born this stupid or were you dropped as a child? Ted Maul

8:26pm Wed 29 Jun 11

RAyzer says...

Ted Maul wrote:
RAyzer wrote:
Stone Island wrote:
Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer?
Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'.
clone island----makes a change its usually your cess pitt of a town,,half of them will claim asylum and move in with there family's in Blackburn...new generation of groomers!
Can't you type that again in English please? Me no speaky chav.

Were you born this stupid or were you dropped as a child?
sorry keyboard doesn't do urdu,your language!
[quote][p][bold]Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: Burnley and Islamabad. A match made in heaven. Wouldn't you say so Rayzer? Maybe they could eventually become 'twin towns'.[/p][/quote]clone island----makes a change its usually your cess pitt of a town,,half of them will claim asylum and move in with there family's in Blackburn...new generation of groomers![/p][/quote]Can't you type that again in English please? Me no speaky chav. Were you born this stupid or were you dropped as a child?[/p][/quote]sorry keyboard doesn't do urdu,your language! RAyzer

1:30am Thu 30 Jun 11

nice person says...

An initial visit has been pencilled in for their new Pakistani guests from July 4 to July 8, under the auspices of the British Council and Youth Sports Trust.
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Afrasiab Anwar, the partnership’s development manager, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting project and to develop a partnership with schools in Pakistan.
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Why do we need to devolp partnerships with the schools in Pakistan there are other countries other than Pakistan why is it always Pakistan who are building schools here to seperate children..
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If the Pakistani children here were asked to partake in p.e it would be against their teachings of Islam i would guess in some way if it suited.
An initial visit has been pencilled in for their new Pakistani guests from July 4 to July 8, under the auspices of the British Council and Youth Sports Trust. . Afrasiab Anwar, the partnership’s development manager, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting project and to develop a partnership with schools in Pakistan. . Why do we need to devolp partnerships with the schools in Pakistan there are other countries other than Pakistan why is it always Pakistan who are building schools here to seperate children.. . If the Pakistani children here were asked to partake in p.e it would be against their teachings of Islam i would guess in some way if it suited. nice person

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