THEY may have looked like Twits, but pupils at Bayton Primary School felt like Champions of the World when they raised money for Roald Dahl’s children’s charity by dressing up as characters from his books.

The school was buzzing with big friendly giants, oompa-loompas, giant peaches, Willy Wonkas and all kinds of phizz-whizzing characters.

It was all part of a new nationwide event - The Dahlicious Dress Up Day - on Friday, September 30, to raise funds for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

The children donated £1 each to become their favourite storybook character for the day and had a bake sale with scrumdiddlyumptious themed treats.

Head Teacher, Avis Pounder said: “It was one of the best days we have had. All the children dressed up and it ranged from Esio Trot the tortoise to Willy Wonka. Everyone had a fantastic time with lots of chocolate and themed treats and activities.”

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity raises funds to help seriously ill children with lifelong neurological and blood disorders. Support from fundraising events like The Dahlicious Dress Up Day helps them to fund specialist nurses, equipment and support for children to help make their lives that little bit better.

For more information on Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity visit or call 01494 890 465.

Pictured from left, Teacher Helena Hough, as Willy Wonka, Theo Barnsley as the Enormous Crocodile, Toby Griffiths as Mr Boris, Belle Parish as Matilda's Mum, Commor Badger as chocolate and Josh Dyer as the Giant Peach.