Feast of fam­ily fun for sum­mer

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

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.”

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