Strawbear Festival

Members of Year 5 from Park Lane Primary recently took part in The Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival.  They have been taking part in the Straw Bear parade for the past 13 years.   The pupils learned the basic Molly steps as part of their topic work linked to learning about the important annual Straw Bear Festival. 

They use their PE lessons to devise their own dances based upon the traditional Molly moves. 

The children perform their dances in school to their peers and then we decide together which groups should have the honour of representing our school.  

The Strawbear

The whole school were very lucky, as Derek Pace came to entertain us with his wonderful songs and stories. Children were encouraged to join in with the singing and enjoyed listening to the songs. Derek was provided by the Straw Bear who’s festival it is this week.


Please keep your eye open for Park Lane molly dancing next to the Buttercross tomorrow. Thank you to all involved with Straw Bear for making this happen.

The Mrs Tarvin Award

For the tenth time, we have presented the Mrs Tarvin award. The Mrs Tarvin award was set up in memory of Mrs Tarvin and is given to children who embody the community spirit which she showed. This year we have given the award to Michahiah and Joab Mullard for the way they continuously raise money for the school by creating a chocolate house. 

Expect the Best

Park Lane Primary & Nursery School is part of the Aspire Learning Trust, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No. 8006711. The registered office is Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1XB