Half-term was fun for fam­i­lies

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By KIRSTEN BEACOCK

SCORES of young­sters and their fam­i­lies made the halfterm school hol­i­days last week one to re­mem­ber.

With scorch­ing tem­per­a­tures out­side, fam­i­lies from across the north of the city flocked to en­joy a va­ri­ety of ac­tive and cre­ative events in Wal­ton, Wer­ring­ton, Gun­thorpe and Pas­ton.

The events were or­gan­ised by the Voy­ager School’s com­mu­nity arts and ex­tended schools depart­ment to mark Na­tional Fam­ily Week.

The fun ac­tiv­i­ties had a wide range, from sing­ing and drama to sports and jew­ellery-mak­ing.

Head of Com­mu­nity Arts and Ex­tended Schools at the Voy­ager School Louise Hill said: “The half-term work­shops were a great suc­cess and the feed­back was re­ally pos­i­tive.

“Fam­i­lies, chil­dren and young peo­ple had the op­por­tu­nity to take part in new, ex­cit­ing and orig­i­nal work­shops were they had the chance to learn some­thing new.

“The half-term ac­tiv­i­ties have given us an idea of ses­sions we can run over the sum­mer hol­i­days and fu­ture adult learn­ing ses­sions.

“It was a fan­tas­tic week en­joyed by many.”

The week be­gan with some fam­ily play-time ses­sions at the Caver­st­ede Early Years Cen­tre, in Caver­st­ede Road, Wal­ton.

Fam­i­lies also got the chance to sing, dance and act their way through the US mu­si­cal com­edy Glee at a mu­si­cal work­shop at the Voy­ager School, in Mountsteven Av­enue.

More crafty young­sters and their par­ents also turned out in droves to the Jew­ellery Jam ses­sion last Wed­nes­day.

The cre­ative work­shop at the Wal­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, in Mountsteven Av­enue, was an op­por­tu­nity to learn how to make jew­ellery in­clud­ing neck­laces.

Mean­while, Matt Wheatley of Jem’s Hip Hop taught tots some hip hop moves dur­ing a dance academy work­shop at Honey­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, in Chad­burn, Pas­ton.

Other work­shops on of­fer were Movie Magic Work­shops at The Pyra­mid Cen­tre, in Bret­ton and ahead of World Cup fever set­ting in a foot­ball freestyle for dads and lads was held at The Voy­ager School, in Mountsteven Av­enue last Fri­day.

Pic­ture: ge­orgi mabee.

FUNKY: Dancer Matt Wheatley of Jem’s Hip Hop teaches chil­dren at the Honey­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. (METP-01-0610GM003)

(Pic­tured left) Olivia Ho­gan (13) and friends take part in the Glee Work­shop at the Voy­ager School and (pic­tured right from left to right) Jen­nie Green, Donna McKean-Smith from River­side Beads, Lousie Hill and Claire Pom­frett at the Jew­ellery Jam ses­sion at the Wal­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. (METP-04-06-10GM002, METP-02-06-10BD300)

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