Pupils flock to Bhangra night

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By MATTHEW REVILLE matthew.reville@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Et_reville

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.

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