Feast of family fun for summer
SUMMER fun has been the name of the game with everything from Father’s Day events to school fetes being staged.
Peterborough High School Nursery hosted a special Father’s Day tea on June 18.
More than 20 dads were joined by a mum, a grandma and grandad to take part in a series of fun activities with their children.
They made party hats together and then had a tea before older children played football outside with the dads.
Younger children played with bubbles and danced with their dads.
Deputy manager Lorna Clingo said: “This was the first time we have put on such an event and we are delighted that so many parents and grandparents were able to attend.
“It was a very special time for the children, who were very pleased to see their dads and grandads within the nursery setting. We will now be looking forward to similar events in the future”.
Team leader Elizabeth Lowndes said the dads proved very competitive when it came to making their party headgear and during the World Cup-inspired game of football.
Elizabeth said: “There was glitter everywhere as the children helped their dads create their hats.
“The children really loved
it, though I don’t think they could quite believe it when they looked around and saw their dads in the sandpit.”
For Longthorpe Primary School, the weather was not kind as they hosted their summer fete in blustery winds on June 19.
However, youngsters and parents at the school are made of stern stuff and more than 200 people turned up to help the event raise money for the school in Bradwell Road.
They enjoyed games, home-made cakes and an art gallery showcasing the pupils’ own work.
Organiser Sue Dunthorne said the wind had made some of the games more tricky.
She said: “The hooking a paper bag was difficult as they kept blowing away but we managed to raise funds, which was great.”