A street party celebrating the hundredth anniversary of a Croxley Green school was nearly rained off.

York House pupils remained in high spirits, despite the heavens opening, at the party on Tuesday.

Participants were moved into the Sarratt Road school's Archdale Hall, and party foods were served inside instead of out.

Ice cream and cupcakes iced in the school colours of purple and green were served, before an informative bird display and lecture from James Channon and Fallowfields Falconry.

After that the pupils were divided into groups and took part in a range of fun activities including circus skills, face painting, drama workshops, archery and Taekwon-Do.

Every child and member of staff then visited the art department to inscribe their name on a commemorative clay tablet in the shape of “100”.

This will then be glazed and displayed in the school grounds as a lasting reminder of the centenary year.

Headteacher Peter MacDougall said “We hope every York House pupil will remember wearing their centenary hats on this fun-filled day as fondly as I will, and feel proud of their part in the school’s 100th Birthday. Not even the rain-clouds could dampen the fun today.”

The school's centenary year started last September with a huge reunion of Old Yorkists, some of which in their 90s.

Then in February a Founders Day service was held in Merchant Taylor’s school hall, followed by a Summer Ball for parents, staff and governors.