'Best day of school!' Pupils get animated using a virtual reality headset. Photograph: Jubilee Primary School

‘Best day of school!’ Pupils get animated using a virtual reality headset. Photograph: Jubilee Primary School

Primary school pupils were invited into the world of their favourite films last month as a computer animation team showed them the ropes of the business.

Jubilee Primary School, in Stoke Newington, invited the computer animation company Framestore to give pupils a behind-the-scenes look at the making of films including Paddington and Harry Potter, showing the children how maths and science are used in animation and special effects.

Year Six pupils created their own animation flipbooks whilst Year Five entered virtual reality and met The Avengers.

Greta, 10, said: “I thought it was really cool how you could see a different world, not this world.

“It’s also really funny watching other people’s reactions.”

Another pupil, Bertan, 10, added: “There was a robot jumping at me! I froze in the middle.

“I was on my knees begging! Best day of school!”

Framestore is known for its work on a number of blockbuster films, including Gravity, for which it won an Oscar for visual effects in 2014.

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