Birthday is all 11s

sp93141 Sam Archer-Thomas 11 0n 11.11.11. Holymoorside
sp93141 Sam Archer-Thomas 11 0n 11.11.11. Holymoorside

THIS smiling youngster is awaiting a special birthday - when he turns 11 on November 11, 2011.

Sam Archer-Thomas, a year six student at Walton Holymoorside Primary school will celebrate the milestone remembrance day event on Friday, surrounded by classmates.

His teacher, Nicola Thomson, said: “The whole class are very excited because it’s so special.

“He wasn’t born at eleven minutes past eleven, but he was born at quarter to eleven, so that’s quite nice.”

She added: “He came to me back in September and told me when his birthday was, and I thought it was incredible.”

Sam, who lives in Holymoorside, said celebrations will continue at home, with a meal for family and friends.

The school have handed out poppies and will mark Remembrance Day with activities on Friday.

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