Most children went to school dressed as their favourite fictional characters on World Book Day last week.

But firmly in the non-fiction camp was six-year-old Lily from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in South Oxhey, who wants to be a doctor or paramedic when she goes up.

She enjoys reading about the human body and how it works and went dressed as a paramedic in a costume that included a cardboard ambulance.

Meanwhile, Beechfield Primary School pupil, Siena, five, went as Unicorn from Sugarlump and the Unicorn.

Preston, 5, at Oxhey Wood School went as Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat, as did Watford Field Infant School pupil Ted Kazmi, who was very excited to see what characters his friends were going to dress as.

Three characters trying not to stand out from the crowd were Lanchester Community Free School pupils Luke Masini, eight, and his brothers James and Alexander, both six, who dressed as Wally and Odlaw from the Where's Wally books.