We love celebrating birthdays at Pinner Park. Birthdays are such fun – marking another year that is past, and a reminder that we are ‘growing up’!
Schools have a number of ways of marking children’s birthdays and I know that it is traditional in some schools for children to bring sweets, cakes, gifts or party-bags to share with others (though this is no longer the case for most schools).
For a number of reasons, we do not want sweets, cakes, gifts or party bags being brought in to school, and we want to relieve parents of that particular pressure when you have lots of other birthday things to think of!
We are very happy for children to wear their birthday badge, and we will, of course, wish a very ‘happy birthday’ on that special occasion.
If you would like to mark your child’s birthday in another way, we suggest that you consider donating a book to the school or class library. You can write a message in the book to mark the special event. We have a special 'book plate' to stick inside a birthday book which you can download here: