CHARACTERS real and imaginary filled Wycliffe Preparatory School for World Book Day.

There were Coco Chanels, Pippi Longstockings and the Wardrobe from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The theme for the day was to “share a story” and Year 6 pupils visited Year 2 classes to read to the children.

Teachers joined in by wearing labels to give three clues about a children's book they like - a character, place and object - and pupils were set the task of working out as many of them as they could.

At Wycliffe College, author Kathryn Evans ran creativity workshops with pupils. She explained the importance of creativity in all careers - from science and maths to engineering and writing.

“When IBM recruits it cites creativity as the number one characteristic they are looking for,” said Ms Evans.

“We are not born creative. We develop our creativity.”