Going wild in the community
YOUNGSTERS have been going wild about sports and games as this summer’s Olympics approach.
More than 650 students and staff from across Peterborough Regional College took part in an Olympic Games day, including opening and medal ceremonies, where they competed at sports like table tennis, boccia which is a Paralympic sport and a form of boules and volleyball as well as team events like Connect 4, Jenga, treasure hunt and ultimate frizbee.
The college’s Olympics Project manager Paul Cooper said: “We decided to have our own Olympic games here at college but we wanted to make them as all inclusive as possible and give all students an opportunity to take part.
“We devised games that were easy for students to learn the rules, different to the normal competitive sports and cater for all abilities.”
And younger primary school pupils were swept up in the growing Olympic fever at an event at the Embankment Athleticstrack in Peterborough having a go on rowing machines, archery and boxing.
City model Harriadnie Beau was unveiled as the new face of Savi hair salon, in Oundle Road, Peterborough, at a party at the Halo nightclub.
While charities were given a cash boost by the green token scheme in Waitrose Peterborough where £1,000 is split between three nominated charities, depending on the number of green tokens customers vote for them.
Lynn Pleasence presented cheques worth £424 to Peterborough Almshousetrust, £213 to Axiom Housing and £363 to Peterborough Streets.
Peterborough Conservative Club also held a successful family fun day to celebrate its 60th anniversary at their present venue in Broadway.