Pupils have school on lockdown as they celebrate birthdays in style

Children at a Walsall school celebrated their birthdays in a big way this month – with a special lockdown classroom party.

As lockdown means pupils cannot throw their own birthday parties with their friends, Goldsmith Primary Academy decided to bring the festivities into the classroom.

A birthday party is held at the end of each month, celebrating all the children who marked their special day in the last four weeks.

For November, there was dancing, paper hats and balloons as pupils were able to relax a little in between lessons.

Teachers at the school say it gives them the opportunity to relax and have fun during the coronavirus pandemic.

Headteacher Leanne Bridgwood said: "It was a really special occasion.

"The children had a brilliant time celebrating with their friends and had lots of fun taking part in party games.

"The aim of the parties is to provide some normality in the face of the pandemic and allow children to relax and have fun. I'm really pleased that the parties have helped achieve this and supported the children's wellbeing."

One of the pupils said: "'It was great how special our teacher made it. We had so much fun with our friends."

And another added: "'I liked the games the best and the prizes, it felt like a real party, people even sang happy birthday."

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