Roald begins his schooling at St Peter's, Weston-super-Mare
Roald begins his schooling at St Peter's, Weston-super-Mare.
In 1925 Roald leaves Llandaff Cathedral School and is sent from his home in Wales to his first boarding school – St Peter’s, in the English town of Weston-super-Mare. In Boy, Roald described boarding school as "the first great adventure of my life," but he was very homesick at first. A few weeks into his first term, he even pretended to have appendicitis so he could be sent home for a few days.
Roald remains at St Peter’s for four years, leaving in 1929 aged 13.