Pupils spread fes­tive cheer to su­per­store

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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