GALLERY: Read all about it, Stevenage pupils have a wonderful Willy Wonka adventure

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Where’s Wally? Alex Buckley, Leyton Head, Te

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Where’s Wally? Alex Buckley, Leyton Head, Teaching Assistant Dawn Chamberlain and Harrison Wheeler. - Credit: Archant

Staff and children at Stevenage’s Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School really got their teeth into World Book Day celebrations – by tucking in to a lunch which was inspired by Roald Dahl’s Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. The Tiger who came to Tea: Ronnie Ward, Year

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. The Tiger who came to Tea: Ronnie Ward, Year 1 teacher, Salma Razzaq and Toby Gow - Credit: Archant

And the lunch at the school in Bridge Road West featured six lucky plates linked to golden tickets won by Ronnie Harris, Honey Jackson, Bobby French, Hannah Lovelock, Jack Gale and Charlotte Hessey.

The next day the lucky winners took a trip to Stevenage-based artisan chocolate maker Le Mare Chocolat where Mick Le Mare showed off his skills, producing luscious chocolates adorned with edible art and individually airbrushed finish.

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Grace Burton as Hermione Grainger and Henry

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Grace Burton as Hermione Grainger and Henry McDowell as harry Pott - Credit: Archant

The youngsters also tried their hand at dipping truffles in chocolate and each one received a goody bag full of luxury chocolate treats.

Headteacher Usha Dhorajiwala said: “We would like to thank Mick and his wife Pat for their time, welcoming us to their home, opening their doors to their amazing chocolate workshop – and, of course, the scrumptious gifts.”

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. From Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: Teachi

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. From Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: Teaching Assistant Carolyn Baker as Violet Beauregarde, Year 2 teacher, Tom Robinson as Willy Wonka, Student Teacher Molly Smith as an Oompa Lumpa and Teaching Assistant Chloe Linnane as Veruca Salt - Credit: Archant

Friday also featured staff and children dressing as their favourite characters from fiction, with many creating their own costumes.

“It was great to see staff making their own costumes, showing the children that they don’t have to be expensive and at the same time can be eco friendly and fun to make,” said the head.

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Chocolatier Mick Le Mare at work

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Chocolatier Mick Le Mare at work - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Hannah Lovelock dipping truffles in chocolat

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Hannah Lovelock dipping truffles in chocolate with Mick Le Mare. - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Year 2 Teacher, Tom Robinson, as Willy Wonka

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Year 2 Teacher, Tom Robinson, as Willy Wonka; Inclusion Co-ordinator, Christina Anderson, as one of the ravens from The Twits; Teaching Assistant, Kirsty Brister as the big, bad wolf dressed as Grandma. - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Golden ticket winners with Mick Le Mare

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Golden ticket winners with Mick Le Mare - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Evie Herbert as Little Red Riding Hood (with

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Evie Herbert as Little Red Riding Hood (with real cakes in her basket) with Teaching Assistant, Kirsty Brister as the big, bad wolf dressed as Grandma. - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. From Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: Keira

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. From Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: Keira Kavanagh as Violet Beauregarde, Bailey Robinson as Charlie Bucket, Year 2 teacher, Tom Robison and Joseph Mackulin as Willy Wonka - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Golden ticket winners with headteacher, Usha

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Golden ticket winners with headteacher, Usha Dhorajiwala, chocolatier Mick Le Mare and his wife - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Teaching Assistant Laura Gourlay as Miss Tru

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Teaching Assistant Laura Gourlay as Miss Trunchball with Lucy Simpson as Matilda - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz in triplicate

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz in triplicate - Amelie Fraser, Nicole Wells and Freya Robinson - Credit: Archant

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. The lucky winners were, left to right, back

Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School World Book Day 2015. The lucky winners were, left to right, back row: Ronnie Harris, Honey Jackson, Bobby French, Hannah Lovelock. Front row: Jack Gale, Charlotte Hessey - Credit: Archant

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