Peterborough residents are keeping busy in city
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.