CHILDREN stepped back in time to immerse themselves in history during a whole school event.

All the children and staff dress up as historical figures at Perry Wood Primary School in Worcester.

Prizes were awarded to those with the best thought about costumes, while children took part in workshops throughout the day on Friday (January 19).

Mayor of Worcester Louis Stephen spoke to the children about the history of mayors in Worcester.

Graham Jones, author of the Time Travelling Toby story books, also attended the event, hosting workshops with children and parents looking at some of his past novels.

Parents and families were also invited in to share memories, artefacts and photos from their childhood.

Some of the children visited Perry Manor and Meadow Court care homes to talk to residents about the past.

Perry Wood Primary School head teacher Suzanne Beston said: "History has been brought to life in an engaging and exciting way today, giving children knowledge and skills to develop their historically enquiry and how past events have affected our lives today. A fantastic day was had by all."

Samantha Pritchard, who teaches history at Perry Wood, said there was a "fabulous buzz" throughout the school, with the children totally immersed in the day.

"All of the children across the school were all very knowledgeable about who they had come dressed as," she said.

"We had children as young as 4 telling us about being palaeontologists, artists, politicians,  authors, royals, musicians and sports people, just to name a few."