Children Takeover The Mall Blackburn!

Forty children from Lower Darwen Primary School descended on The Mall Blackburn as part of a national initiative to give children an insight into the working world.

The Takeover Day scheme is backed by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner gives kids the chance to shadow professionals and see what is involved in the day-to-day operations of a shopping centre. The year six pupils were taken on a unique behind the scenes tour of the shopping centre including the sprinkler room, recycling centre and control room. Following this they visited the management offices and the Ask Me Point to learn about how each job function contributes to the smooth running of the busy mall.

​Schools that would like to take part in next year Takeover Day should e-mail