Lower School decided to hold a Birthday Party for Roald Dahl’s 102nd Birthday, which he would have celebrated earlier on this term, on their Book Night. Mrs Schutte, Mrs Diacono and 30 excited children joined together after school for fun, fancy dress and festivities.
They discussed a range of facts about Roald Dahl that they didn’t already know, such as: Dahl wrote in a little shed at the bottom of his garden; during World War II he was a fighter pilot; he wrote for about four hours each day; he never learned how to type and he generally based his characters on people he’d met in real life.
The children played games, danced, dressed up and drew amazing BFGs. They also had a yummy birthday tea, with jam sandwiches, crisps and cake. The evening rounded off with Mrs Schutte, Head of English, reading the first chapter of The Giraffe and the Pelly and me, a fabulous book about a boy who meets a troup of animals who work as window cleaners.
Finally, the children sang a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday that, we think, Roald Dahl would have really enjoyed!