A PRIMARY school in Dorchester enjoyed a creative day of interactive and educational activities - finishing the day with an impressive rocket launch.

Pupils at the Prince of Wales School were entertained by a day full of creative activities including coding, designing, inventing and making/firing paper rockets using a high pressure launch system.

Head teacher of the Prince of Wales School, Gary Spracklen, said the day was a success and hoped that it would inspire children to pursue more creative ambitions.

Mr Spracklen said: "Everything we do here at the school is about ensuring that our children are inspired to learn, by making learning fun and enjoyable, children achieve so much more. A passion they discover today could become their livelihood tomorrow, if not make them a few friends and the world a better place."

Nick Corston, CEO of STEAM Co. a non-profit community which runs a range of educational creative session across the country, helped to host the day.

Mr Corston set up a green screen internet television studio in the school hall and live streamed a welcome assembly from it with stories about the importance of art and creativity to class bubbles and family homes.

A 200-foot-high virtual cardboard cathedral was also made to look as if it was in the primary school's playground.

During the day a drone filmed the site and a computer graphics expert got to work and on Wednesday showed the children the magic of the tower of the cathedral taking off as if in their playing field - only for them to then go outside to find it all gone.

The interactive day of activities was inspired by the launch of the national #InspiredToLearn21 Summer Tour by STEAM Co. which won a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund from the Department of Culture Media & Sport, HM Treasury and Arts Council England to run live/live streamed events like this for communities across the UK.

Mr Corston said: "There's a lot of talk about our kids 'catching up' but that needs to be more than just literacy and numeracy, they need to be inspired creatively to aim high, to fly high and to find and use their art, whatever it is."