Pupils’ part in Royal visit
ABOUT 200 children from eight schools will be in touch with Royalty when the Countess of Wessex officially opens Peterborough Garden Park.
The pupils, aged between four and 13, will play a key part in the celebrations.
Each child will have their hand on the ribbon as the royal visitor helps cut the ribbon outside the doorway of each retail unit on July 8. Mary Foreman, headteacher at Dogsthorpe Junior School, said: “On behalf of both Dogshorpe Infant and Junior schools, it is a fantastic opportunity for our children to have ownership of something taking place on their doorstep. For my school, it’s go- ing to be part of our aspirations day, thinking about the roles of people involved in royal visits. Many of our children are disadvantaged and we want them to have great aspirations.”
Events are open to the public, starting at 11am. The Countess will unveil the Children’s Tile Project artwork.