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Ipswich: Happy Days star the Fonz to visit primary school

PUBLISHED: 18:13 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:32 01 March 2013

'The Fonz' Henry Winkler

'The Fonz' Henry Winkler

HAPPY Days - the coolest man on earth is coming to Ipswich.

The Fonz, aka Henry Winkler OBE, will be swinging by next week to hang out with the kids - and revealing struggles from his own youth.

New Yorker Winkler rocketed to world-wide fame in 1974 when he landed the role of Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli in the US TV mega-hit Happy Days.

The sitcom - which ran for a decade and has been heavily repeated meaning the Fonz remains popular across the generations - was set in the 1950s and made fellow actors Ron Howard and Tom Bosley household names as well as Winkler.

But now Fonzie is swapping Arnold’s Drive-In diner for Halifax Primary School in a bid to educate children about learning difficulties.

Winkler himself is dyslexic and struggled at school. But now he has teamed education charity Achievement for All 3As and children’s newspaper First News to spread the word that all people learn in different ways - even the Fonz.

It is a cause which Winkler has even highlighted through a series of books he has written about boy called Hank Zipzer who is clever but has learning difficulties.

During the visit he will tell the children his own story and answer any questions they might have.

Winkler will be joined by Nicky Cox, editor of First News, who will be emphasising the message of the campaign: “The things that make us different make us special.”

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