Pupils spread festive cheer to superstore
SHOPPERS and staff at a city supermarket were regaled with Christmas carols performed by youngsters.
Fifteen pupils from Dogsthorpe Infants School performed at Sainsbury’s in Oxney Road.
As well as singing traditional carols while telling the story of the nativity, they also sang festive favourites like Jingle Bells.
It is the second year that pupils from the school have walked from the school, in Central Avenue, to the supermarket to entertain shoppers during their preparations for the Christmas holiday.
Luke Payne, extended services co-ordinator at the school, said: “We had quite a lot of shoppers and staff who stopped to watch the children sing.
“When we had a break all of the cashiers were saying they were listening to it, so I think the children made a nice impact.
“We have a good relationship with Sainsbury’s and it is nice to take a small group of children to have a walk and get out. They love it.”
The carol performance at the supermarket is not the only one organised by the school, because a group of
Mr Payne added: “It is good for the children to meet the residents. It is part of their inter-generational learning.”
harmony: Dogsthorpe Infants School pupils singing Christmas carols at Sainsbury’s in Oxney Road, Peterborough. (METP-09-12-11DL029) Picture: DAVID LOWNDES.