PUPILS journeyed around the world in mere minutes as a school hall transformed itself into a hub of international culture.

Primary school pupils visited Didcot Girls' School on Wednesday for its International Day.

Children visited from schools around the town, and embraced culture from countries such as Mexico, Iceland, Spain and China.

Each group tasted food, learnt snippets of the language and took part in traditional crafts.

Guided by Year 8 girls from the host school, they were give 'passport' stamps and souvenirs.

Year 7 pupils from the school's Mandarin Excellence Programme joined visiting students from China, to teach about chopstick use.

Executive headteacher Rachael Warwick said: "International Day has a long and proud tradition at Didcot Girls’ School.

"Students love finding out about cultures of different countries and really enjoyed sharing their passion with younger students."

She thanked modern languages teacher Mrs Warnock for arranging the day, and students for being 'excellent ambassadors'.