Peter­bor­ough res­i­dents are keep­ing busy in city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

FROM fundrais­ing balls and con­certs to events in schools, Peter­bor­ough res­i­dents have been work­ing hard in the com­mu­nity.

At Dogsthorpe In­fants School on Wed­nes­day, par­ents were in­vited to find out more about the tech­nol­ogy used to aid to­day’s learn­ing in an ICT work­shop.

They tried their hand at a va­ri­ety of tools in­clud­ing ipads, record­able mi­cro­phones and pro­gram­mable ro­bots.

Mean­while, pupils at the Dogsthorpe Ju­nior School were get­ting fu­elled up for a day of SATS ex­ams on Wed­nes­day, thanks to a break­fast pro­vided by Sains­bury’s.

Last Fri­day, a Hol­ly­wood Glam­our themed ball or­gan­ised in aid of the NSPCC and Child­line’s work in Peter­bor­ough raised more than £10,000.

More than 150 peo­ple at­tended the night, hosted by Peter­bor­ough Busi­ness Sup­port Board and held at the Hay­cock Ho­tel in Wans­ford.

Rais­ing money was also the aim when or­gan­ist Jean Mar­tyn who got to the semi-fi­nals of Bri­tain’s Got­tal­ent 2011 and per­formed at Pe­ter­bor- ough Re­gional Col­lege last month.

More than 100 peo­ple watched her play the Wurl­itzer with funds raised go­ing to the Peter­bor­oughthe­atre Or­gan Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety.

Lo­cal artists and dig­ni­taries gath­ered at the city’s Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre in Bridge Street last month for the open­ing of a new art gallery there.

The Mayor of Peter­bor­ough Cllr Paulathacker of­fi­cially opened Art in the Heart, founded by Dawn Birch-james, the for­mer cu­ra­tor of Har­riet’s art gallery.

GLITZ: Vin­tage Hol­ly­wood was the theme for this year’s May Ball which raised £10,000, or­gan­ised by the NSPCC’S Peter­bor­ough Busi­ness Sup­port Board.

SHOW: Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent 2011 semi-fi­nal­ist Jean Mar­tyn plays the Wurl­itzer at Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege to raise money for the Peter­bor­ough Theatre Or­gan Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety.( METP-29-04-12BD100) Picture: BEN DAVIS.

TECH­NOL­OGY: Teach­ing as­sis­tant Bev­er­ley Lemin and ICT co-or­di­na­tor Vicky Red­shaw, from Dogsthorpe In­fant School, with ipads they have been show­ing par­ents how to use. (METP-16-05-12RH51) Picture: ROW­LAND HOB­SON.

SHOW­CASE: Mayor of Peter­bor­ough Cllr Paula Thacker of­fi­cially opens Art in the Heart, a new art gallery in Bridge Street, Peter­bor­ough. (METP-30-04-12BD900)

FUEL: Pupils at Dogsthorpe Ju­nior School’s break­fast club get ready to start their SATS ex­ams thanks to break­fast pro­vided by Sains­burys. (METP-16-05-12RH3) Picture: ROW­LAND HOB­SON.

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