Pupils flock to Bhangra night
EXCITED pupils from all around the city went to Jack Hunt School to celebrate the city’s diverse culture with a Bhangra Night.
The school hosted its fifth annual Bhangra Night, with a wonderful array of performances and dancing throughout the evening.
Youngsters from across Peterborough made their way to the school on Ledbury Road, Netherton, making it a memorable evening for all those who attended.
Mr Arnaud Mandin, curriculum area leader for modern foreign languages said: “Having just moved into the Peterborough area, this was my first Bhangra Night.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the evening; the music was superb, the dancing outstanding and the food was just wonderful. It was such a joy to see the community come together.”
Throughout the evening, Bhangra dancing, live music on the harmonium and tabla and the thundering sounds of the Punjabi dhol drum played to an audience of over 200 people. Satwinder Singhsuali, from Bhangra Beat, provided an exciting display of the Sikh martial art gatka.
The display included sword dancing and he led the students in dance and music.
The event was organised primarily by Jack Hunt School teacher and community liaison officer Muhammad Nawaz.
A spokeswoman for Jack Hunt School said: “Everyone enjoyed the community, family atmosphere this fantastic evening provided. The audience ranged from Jack Hunt staff, students, children and staff from other schools and families and friends from the community.” SPORTY residents can try a new activity at Bretton’s ice rink this week. The Peterborough Phantoms Sledge Hockey team will be a running free taster session on Wednesday from 5.15pm. Sledge hockey was designed as a Paralympic variation on ice hockey to allow disabled people to compete - but the sessions are open to everyone. Players sit in a special sledge and propel themselves round the rink using two sticks - which are also used to pass and shoot the puck. For more information about the session, contact Planet Ice on 01733 260222.
fun evening: Youngsters enjoying the fifth annual Banghra Night at Jack Hunt School. PICTURE: PAUL FRANKS.