Aaay! Pupils give the Fonz a big thumbs up

Pictured at Graystones Primary School, is Hernry Winkler
Pictured at Graystones Primary School, is Hernry Winkler

HAPPY Days were guaranteed when Henry Winkler brought some special magic to children at a Sheffield primary school – the climax to their Let’s Get Writing week.

Youngsters at Greystones Primary had fun with the Fonz during a two-hour session during which he explained how he had struggled at school due to dyslexia – which was only diagnosed many years later.

But he described how he had overcome those problems to become a famous actor, producer, director and now best-selling author.

“Henry was an inspiration to the children – he was absolutely fantastic,” said assistant head Cath Harling.

“The children heard how he was labelled stupid when he was at school, but he never stopped believing in himself and never gave up.

“Henry is best known by the children for his popular Hank Zipser books – it was the parents who were more excited about a visit from the Fonz himself!” Cath added.

The school’s cheerleading team did however pay tribute to Henry’s famous past by performing a 1950s-style routine.

Children from other primaries in the area such as Hunters Bar, Ecclesall and Clifford were invited to the event, as they had also been taking part in the writing week.