A PROFESSIONAL animator who has worked on films such as the Fantastic Mr Fox and Corpse Bride dropped into Kirkbymoorside primary school last week.

Tim Allen worked with the pupils in small groups to turn their stories into animations.

The visit, organised with the support of the Kirkbymoorside Youth Trust, was part of the school’s Arts Award programme of activities which exposes children to a wide range of arts activities that encourage creative thinking.

Petra Young of the school’s PTA said: “It has been brilliant to see the children’s enthusiasm and interest in this fun and technical adventure and great that the children had the opportunity to work with an artist of Tim Allen’s calibre.”