MEXICAN hats and Chinese masks were among a myriad of items at a school's multicultural event.

Didcot Girls' School held its annual International Day on Wednesday, and invited children from its partnered primary schools in the town to take part.

Pupils went 'around the world' in just a few strides, walking around the hall and soaking in sights and activities from all continents.

Didcot Girls' School and neighbouring St Birinus School, which are both secondary schools run by the same academy trust, joined the primary pupils to make stalls for different countries.

Children rotated around to 'visit' all the countries and gain stamps on their makeshift passports, once they had tried out a traditional activity or sampled a national food delicacy.

Dishes included nachos with salsa in Mexico - complete with colourful sombreros.

Didcot mayor Bill Service joined them in their tour of the globe, which saw pupils take part in creative tasks such as paper lantern-making.

In December Didcot Girls' School won the British Council's International School Award, which is given to schools that encourage pupils to be 'global citizens'.

The state school renewed its accreditation for another three years, to demonstrate its commitment to teaching pupils about different cultures and languages.

At the time, headteacher Tom Goodenough described the award as 'highly prestigious' recognition of the 'international dimension of learning' at Didcot Girls'.