THERE were Twits, Witches, Enormous Crocodiles and a whole crop of Oompa Loompas as the magic of Roald Dahl weaved its spell at a Fylde primary school.
Children from the Treales Primary sported green hair, ragged clothing and chocolate wrappers as they paid a fancy dress homage to one of the world’s best loved authors.
And with a day dedicated to the fruits of the writer’s vivid imagination – the colourful fun spread right along the school’s corridors.
From Enormous Crocodile puppets, Fantastic Mr Fox masks and Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory cakes to decorate, it was a day the children will remember, according to headteacher Mary Hewitt.
She said: “Roald Dahl’s stories continue to be very popular and we hope today will inspire our children to pick up his books.
“Every child wore fancy dress and their efforts were very impressive, particularly some of the Willy Wonka’s.”
Staff joined in the fun too as Mr and Mrs Twit invaded the school office for the day.
The charity day was in aid of the Roald Dahl Foundation which supports children with blood related conditions.
Pupil Charles McNab, eight said: “I dressed up as Charlie Bucket and it was great fun, I have already read the BFG and am reading Charlie And The Chocolate Factory now.”
Millie Parkinson, 10, said: “I loved seeing Mr and Mrs Twit in our school office.”