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At OWPS, we recognise the importance of community whether that community is locally on our doorstep, nationally or internationally.  Here, you can discover more about local, national and international events that are happening.

Disclaimer: Orton Wistow Primary School does not endorse any products, services or activities that appear in the Community section of this newsletter, and is not responsible for any contract entered into by either party. We would recommend all parents check with any providers regarding the status of these services, activities and clubs

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  • February Holiday Sports Camps

    Published 02/02/24

    Our February Holiday Sports Camps 2024 have now been confirmed at Nene Park Academy!

    • Nene Park Academy PE2 7EA
    • Monday 19th – Friday 23rd  February
    • For boys and girls aged 5-12. (Incudes Year 7 Children)
    • Lots of sports and games!
    • Led by experienced coaches.
    • Children will be separated into age groups.
    • Trophies and medals to be won!

    To book visit

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  • Bollywood Dance Classes

    Published 19/01/24

    Jumped up Theatre, a Peterborough-based arts charity, are working with the International Shiamak Brand to launch Bollywood Classes, for children aged 4-12 years, on Thursdays at Hampton Vale Community Centre. There is a free taster session for the first class. Please see the attached poster below for more details.

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  • Christmas Magic Event

    Published 01/12/23

    Peterborough Sings popular Christmas Magic event returns to Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 16th December with a family-friendly matinee at 2.30pm and an evening performance at 7.30pm. With something for everyone young and old it's the perfect start to the festive season in a truly wonderful setting!

    In the words of one of our singers “It’s a real family affair, so bring along your nearest and dearest and I guarantee that you’ll leave with a huge smile on your face and a warm fuzzy festive feeling inside!” 

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  • Christmas Holiday Activity & Food Programme

    Published 24/11/23

    City of Peterborough Sports club will be running a FREE HAF programme for children who receive free school meals. 

    It will run over 2 days on the 21st and 22nd December. 

    For more details, please view the attached poster.

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  • Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

    Published 17/11/23

    Mimi and the Mountain Dragon is an animated film based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, with a live orchestral accompaniment, narrator and choir to be shown at New Theatre Peterborough on Tuesday 28th November, 6:00 to 7:00 pm. 

    We are excited to say that we will be joined by Rachel Portman, OBE, academy award winning composer of the music and James Burstall, film and tv producer and CEO of Agronon production company.  James will be giving a short talk before the performance. 

    Please use the following link,, for the box office.

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  • The Salvation Army

    Published 17/11/23

    Please support the Salvation Army with gifts for children for Christmas




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  • Christmas Appeal

    Published 10/11/23

    The National Literacy Trust are having a Christmas Appeal

    They are asking residents/businesses in Peterborough to donate a new children’s book to them (any age/genre). The Peterborough Hub will match all donations received up to 1000 books and these will be given to the Food Banks so that families who access these can have the books for Christmas.

    They have ‘drop off’ boxes at Serpentine Green, Metro Bank in town and The Cresset theatre.

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  • Inspire Gymnastics

    Published 03/11/23

    Inspire Aerial and Gymnastics Studio (based in Orton Southgate) runs children’s gymnastics, circus and aerial classes. We run adult classes too! Please see our website for more details – We also have a few spaces in our Inspire gymnastics club that we run at OWPS on Wednesday’s from 3.15 to 4.15pm. These spaces are being booked to start from January 10th 2024. Each block at the school runs for 6 weeks and costs £45.

    Please email us to enquire about school spaces but places are limited. Please note, bookings for the Orton Southgate studio are completed via Gymcatch (link on the website) and bookings for the after school club are completed by email.


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  • Orton Wistow Under Fives - Toys and Resources Open Morning

    Published 20/10/23

    Sadly the Orton Wistow Under Fives is proposing to close.  The preschool has a lot of toys and resources at the Orton Wistow Community Centre, so we are holding an open morning at the centre on Wed 25th Oct 9.30-12.30.  If you run a children's club, group or nursery for pre-school ages, some items could be gifted to you.  Other items will be available for anyone and we would appreciate a small donation for these items which will go towards the school's final costs.

    Thank you

    Committee Members

    Photo by Gautam Arora on Unsplash

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  • Feeder FC

    Published 13/10/23

    Feeder FC have opportunities for children, in Reception and Year One, to come and join their Football Learning. For more information please see the poster below.

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  • BBC 500 Words Competition

    Published 06/10/23

    BBC’s 500 Words Competition is the UK’s largest children’s story writing competition! For ages 5-11, the challenge is to ‘write a story you would love to read’. The story can be about anything you like – as creative as you’d like! – but has to be 500 words or less.

    Entries can be submitted online by an adult, and all information can be found here:

    Happy writing!

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  • Applying for a Secondary School Place for September 2024

    Published 22/09/23

    Details for applying for a secondary school place, for your child in September 2024, can be found on the poster below.

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