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School welcomes well-known comedian

Students from St. Martin’s in Northwood welcomed special guest, David Baddiel to their school on November 23.

Mr Baddiel has been writing for almost 20 years, in which time he has published eight books, including the bestseller Animalcolm. David is also recognised as a well-known comedian and television presenter. This year he will be returning for his UK wide tour My Family: Not the Sitcom.

The novelist gave the children a talk, where he discussed the theme of wish fulfilment, which is mentioned throughout his stories. David also read aloud extracts and signed copies of the student’s books. After asking the boys which celebrity parents they would most want to be adopted by for the day, he announced that he would like Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to be his.

He said: “I would like to go to Buckingham Palace and eat swan.”

David said that he would most like to become Ludwig the father pig, who is a character from his books. The students were very enthusiastic about the visit and were thoroughly entertained by the talk given by David.

Pavan Rupasinghe, 10 said: “He made everyone happy by making us all laugh.”

Another student, Arun Mahendrarajah said: “I liked hearing how he came up with his ideas.”

St. Martin’s librarian, Mrs Oldroyd-Elliot, arranged the visit in conjunction with Chorleywood Bookshop.

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