A giant snake was created by childen to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Pupils at Selwyn Primary School in Cavendish Road, Highams Park, celebrated the Year of the Snake by creating a 15ft version made out of willow with tissue paper scales.

The children then decorated it with Chinese patterns.

It was created with the help of London artist Ben Baker and will be shown at a school assembly on Thursday.

Teacher Lauren Munding said: “It’s been a good opportunity for the children to learn about another culture, they have really enjoyed being part of this ambitious art project.”