CITY College Peterborough – the home of adult education and learning in the city – has marked its 70th milestone in true style.
Following months of preparation and a citywide search to find 70 special guests to share in the celebration, the college’s birthday party has been hailed a tremendous success.
The guest list included people who share their 70th birthday with the college during 2014 – ranging from members of the public and former and current students; all of whom were nominated to receive a sought-after invite to THE party of the summer.
Guests enjoyed a mouth-watering three-course lunch – cooked by the college’s young catering students – and were treated to a screening of a specially produced video about the college.
Each guest received a commemorative gift as a token of thanks for being part of the event.
Among those attending were former students; Malcolm Robinson from Newborough, who celebrated his own 70th birthday on the actual day of the party; retired Yaxley grandfather Fortunato Munago who studied English on arriving from Sicily, Toni Pleasance-Brown from Orton who has overcome dyslexia through studying creative writing, and Peterborough City Council deputy leader John Holdich OBE, long-standing governor at the college and Cabinet member for Education, Skills and University.
The college also welcomed three former principals to share the anniversary event – Dr Graham Winton, David Roxburgh and Brian Rainey.
City College Peterborough’s principal, Pat Carrington, said: “An extremely hard-working team at the college has been concentrating on putting together this milestone celebration for quite some time – and to see the party come together in such a fabulous way, with so many people sharing memories and stories about the college past and present, has been amazing.”
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