A PROFESSIONAL animator from Silsden has been inspiring young people as part of a nationwide drive to increase creativity in schools.

Dawn Feather, who is managing director of InspirEd Workshops, has been working with pupils across the country as part of this year's National BIC Picture Competition.

She helped children bring their dragon-themed winning designs to life using studio software and Stop Motion techniques similar to those used in the Wallace and Gromit films.

"It is always a great pleasure to teach young people about digital techniques in animation," she said.

"It is brilliant to see the children so engaged in learning and seeing them transfer their ideas from pen to paper and beyond."