Lower School Book Night decided to hold a Birthday Party for Roald Dahl who would have celebrated his 102nd Birthday earlier on this term.  Mrs Schutte, Mrs Diacono and 30 excited children joined together after school for fun, fancy dress and festivities.

They also discussed many interesting facts about Roald Dahl:

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;

He generally based his characters on people he’d met in real life.

We played games, danced, dressed up and drew amazing BFGs.  We also had a yummy birthday tea, with jam sandwiches, crisps and cake. 

We rounded off the evening with Mrs Schutte 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, we sang a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday that, we think, Roald Dahl would have really enjoyed!