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This is a text-only version of an article first published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Information shown on this page may no longer be current.

PUPILS from Stoke Goldington CE First School in Buckinghamshire organised a surprise 70th birthday party for their village vicar, who they affectionately know as Revd Janet.

All 27 children made bunting to decorate their playground, baked two cakes and designed a birthday card for their special guest.

Parents and governors joined teachers and children to surprise the Revd Janet in the playground when she visited thinking she was about to take her Wednesday afternoon assembly.

They presented her with gifts of vouchers, chocolates and flowers along with a big balloon followed by a celebratory rendition of 'Happy Birthday' and afternoon tea.

Earlier in the week Janet had conducted the School's special Harvest Festival service at St.

Peter's Church.

The children sang songs, read out their own poems and prayers and proudly presented harvest pictures they had made in School. Deputy Headteacher Mrs Marie-Claire Parsons said: "This birthday surprise was our way of thanking Janet for everything she does for all of us at school.

We really appreciate her input into our setting and the children were very excited to treat her to a special afternoon of her very own. "

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