On Friday night, lots of ‘human beans,’ of the ‘kiddles’ variety, had a ‘jumpsquiffling’ birthday party for Roald Dahl, with lots of ‘frothbuggling’ party games and a ‘codscollop’ of a party tea!

For those not familiar with Roald Dahl-speak, 50 Lower School pupils enjoyed a wonderful birthday party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth.  The children played lots party games, including Oompa Lumpa musical bumps, Esio Trot musical statues, and a Boggis, Bunce and Bean version of duck-duck-goose.  They then took a break for a lovely, traditional party tea of jam sandwiches, cookies and cupcakes, before raising the roof in an exciting game of Pass the (James and the) Giant Peach! The evening was rounded off with a jubilant chorus of ‘Happy Birthday Roald Dahl’ and every child went home, clutching a copy of one of their Roald Dahl favourites as a party gift.

It was a wonderful evening to celebrate one of the most well-known and well-loved children’s authors of all time.  Many thanks to Kate Schutte, Emma Unwin and Liz Reed for making it all possible.