Children have been celebrating a traditional Jewish festival by planting trees.

Young pupils of the Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue Nursery celebrated Tu Bishvat, the New Year for trees, last week.

The Hebrew word Tu means fifteen, the date of the festival and to mark this the children ate fifteen kinds of fruit.

Israeli dancing followed and two trees were planted in the garden.

Headteacher Melanie Kaye said: "The sun shone as all the children took turns ensuring the trees were planted properly.  The children will continue to water the trees regularly and watch their progress as they blossom."