Multi-cultural school festival

PUBLISHED: 12:15 05 July 2007 | UPDATED: 20:04 01 June 2010

A MULTI-cultural school festival, the first of its kind in Cambridgeshire, will be held at St Peter s Junior School in Wisbech. The Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor David Oliver, and the Bishop of Huntingdon, Dr John Inge, will be formally opening the two-day

A MULTI-cultural school festival, the first of its kind in Cambridgeshire, will be held at St Peter's Junior School in Wisbech.

The Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor David Oliver, and the Bishop of Huntingdon, Dr John Inge, will be formally opening the two-day festival, called Children's Our World Festival, on Monday (July 9) at 1.30pm.

Judith Skelton, headteacher of St Peter's School, said: "The festival will celebrate the multi-cultural world that we live in, including our Fenland culture.

"The children will be able to look at and work with artists from many cultures. There will be displays of different forms of dance from India, Africa, Europe and East Anglia as well as drama, storytelling, carnival celebrations and art activities."

Kevin Baldwin, from All Saints' Church in Walsoken, will also be telling stories and running workshops linked to the bible.

There will also be stalls selling artefacts and refreshments.

Parents and friends, along with St Peter's pupils, are also invited to attend a parents' event on Monday evening which starts at 5.45pm.

There will be a selection of the day activities and workshops, as well as St Peter's children Molly Dancing, Maypole dancing and Indian dance. Light refreshments will be on sale.

Acts appearing throughout the festival include world champion Bangra dancers, a samba band, Chinese fan dancers and an African storyteller.

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