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School children celebrate Roald Dahl Day in style by dressing as their favourite characters

Freya Coote dressed as Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo: @debicoote/PA

School children up and down the country have dressed as their favourite characters from the beloved author Roald Dahl's books.

Many schools encouraged their students to participate in Roald Dahl Day which marks what would have been the author's 102nd birthday.

The annual event brings out a range of cotumes but can you spot who these children have dressed as?

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As a "huge fan" of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ten-year-old Freya from Sussex, wore an inflated suit to look like Violet Beauregarde.

Her mother Debi Coote, 44, said her daughter Freya likes Roald Dahl’s books because “it’s his stories that her dad always read to her at bedtime as he grew up reading them too”.

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Another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fan dressed as Veruca Salt.

Andrea Tucker, 43, said her six-year-old daughter Heidi Barone loves the film and the family often watch it on lazy Sundays at their home in Rochdale.

Heidi thinks she fits the role because she says “I want” all the time.

Her mother added: "She doesn’t always get, though."

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One pupil donned a colourful mask and feathers to dress as The Roly-Poly Bird who appears in both The Enormous Crocodile and The Twits.

Our Lady of Lourdes school in Birmingham had a whole year group - and some teachers - dressed up to mark the occasion.

Many decided to dress as characters from the book Fantastic Mr. Fox with masks and tails.

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Millbank Primary School in Cardiff even had Oompa Loopa's as one student painted their face orange.

Meanwhile, Danemill Primary School in Enderby, Leicestershire rewarded their best dressed with Wonka bars to celebrate the day.

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