Summer in full swing at outdoor fun events
YOUNG and old alike across Peterborough have been enjoying the great outdoors as the summer temperatures soared.
The sun shone brightly for Bishop Creighton Primary School’s Make A Difference Day, an initiative to get children interacting with the environment spearheaded by teaching assistants Zanib Bibi and Sue Birt.
Headteacher Karen Roofe said: “We focused on the environment because a lot of the pupils don’t have a garden at home.
“Every pupil has planted a sunflower in the grounds and it is a great thing to bring them together.”
Pupils from Longthorpe Primary School also learned about the environment at the Eco-Schools Day at the East of England Showground.
Teacher Lisa Waller said: “All the pupils had a thoroughly good time learning about the world around us and the importance of being environmentally aware.”
Volunteers from RSA have spent the week improving the gardens at Sue Ryder Care’s Thorpe Hall hospice, in Peterborough. They have enjoyed glorious weather while building wheelchair accessible routes to the garden this week. Sadly the weather was not so nice for the Alderman Jacobs’ summer fete but a downpour could not dampen the good spirits at the annual event.
Assistant headteacher Nicola Parker said: “We had a great SCUBA diving event and it doesn’t really matter if it rains for that! Also the country dancing club didn’t mind the rain and put on a great performance.”
BLOOMING: Bishop Creighton Primary School pupil Jamiyka Jones (5), above, plants flowers for Make a Difference Day with deputy head teacher Vicki Redhead
SCIENCE APPLIANCE: Longthorpe Primary School pupils Georgia Price (8) and Grace Kennedy (6) study a windmill at Eco-Schools Day at the East of England Showground.