Willy Wonkas and the oompa lumpahs made special appearances at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy as children dressed up as their favourite characters from books to celebrate “love our library day”.
The Strensall schoolchildren were fundraising for books for the new library area and promoting what acting principal Chris Evans described as: “the sheer joy of a good book and the magic of the written word.”
“Even though the Government drive is to test reading through comprehension tasks, it is fundamental that we inspire children’s imagination and thirst for knowledge through books,” he said. Mr Evans also thanked the Strensall community for their generosity in helping make it a special day.
Teachers also took part in the fun.