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Celebrity author praises efforts of Burnley schoolchildren for World Book Day

Willy Wonka, aka as Louis Woods takes charge of a  selection of characters during the World Book Day event at St Augustine's RC Primary School in Burnley.
Willy Wonka, aka as Louis Woods takes charge of a selection of characters during the World Book Day event at St Augustine's RC Primary School in Burnley.
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Actor, presenter and author David Walliams caused a stir at a Burnley primary school when he posted a like on its Twitter feed during World Book Day.

The author of the popular Gangsta Granny books, several pupils at St Augustine’s RC Primary chose to dress up as the crazy gran for the day, which had to be postponed for a week due to heavy snow.

Ruby McGuigan as Mrs Twit with Keira Berry as the Mad Hatter and Ryan Dodgeon as Willy Wonka.

Ruby McGuigan as Mrs Twit with Keira Berry as the Mad Hatter and Ryan Dodgeon as Willy Wonka.

Other characters turning up for lessons included Willy Wonka, Mrs Twit, Peter Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and Mary Poppins.

Lola Whittaker is Mary Poppins and Chloe Smith is a witch.

Lola Whittaker is Mary Poppins and Chloe Smith is a witch.

Tia McGovern is Gangsta Granny.

Tia McGovern is Gangsta Granny.

Louis Woods as Willy Wonka with robot Stanley Ashworth and  Peter Rabbit who is Henry Shepherd.

Louis Woods as Willy Wonka with robot Stanley Ashworth and Peter Rabbit who is Henry Shepherd.