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Youngsters and staff dressed up in their weirdest and wackiest outfits to celebrate the work of one of the world’s most loved children’s authors.

The pupils and staff at Carsington and Hopton Primary School took part in a Roald Dahl dress up day.

The children had already taken part in a week long sponsored ‘readathon’ to raise money for children’s charity CLIC Sargent, as well as Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

Whether piling on orange make–up coupled with a green wig to represent the illusive oompa loompas. or donning a pair of comedy large ears to look like the Big Friendly Giant, everyone had fun.

So far, they have managed to raise £270, however they have more sponsor money to come in.

Teacher Fiona Digby said: “It is so important to foster a love of reading in children.

“It’s a life long skill and pleasure.”

Further information on the charities is available by visiting www.clicsargent.org.uk or www.roalddahlcharity.org