Legend ‘The Fonz’ in flying visit to South Yorkshire schools

Actor Henry Winkler during his visit to  Thrybergh School and Sports College in Rotherham on a tour of S Yorks schools

Actor Henry Winkler during his visit to Thrybergh School and Sports College in Rotherham on a tour of S Yorks schools

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IT was Happy Days for schoolchildren in South Yorkshire as 70s TV legend Henry Winkler paid a visit.

The actor, famed worldwide his portrayal of The Fonz, made a stop at Thrybergh School and Sports College, Rotherham, as part of a nationwide tour.

But there was no sign of the cool dude persona which made him the most popular character in Happy Days as the 67-year-old spoke candidly to pupils about his struggle with dyslexia, accompanied by Nicky Cox, editor of children’s newspaper First News.

Henry and Nicky are working with the charity Achievement for All 3As on the My Way campaign, raising awareness of the needs of children with learning challenges in schools in the UK.

Henry told youngsters: “School was unbelievably hard for me. Teachers didn’t know what dyslexia was at that time.”

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