Dozens of children who attended a half-term holiday camp got their hands dirty as they took part in messy and sticky scientific experiments.

More than 85 boys and girls aged between four and 11 enjoyed Science Week at Jewish Care’s Redbridge Jewish Community Centre in Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge, from May 28 to June 1.

Slime was made by the bucket load, rockets were shot into the air, volcanoes exploded and participants also learned about how the body turns food into energy.

The children also joined the older members of Jewish Care’s Redbridge Jewish Community Centre to make Kiddush, a ceremony of prayers and blessings, to welcome Shabbat together.

On the final day, the Redbridge Shaliach, Oded Gvaram, a member of the Chabad Hasidic movement, popped in to show the children how water is conserved in Israel.

Jewish Care Redbridge Jewish Community Centre Manager said, Graham Freeman said: “It was non-stop fun and with the children providing input into the programming, the activities on offer every day were really enjoyable.

“It was a great place to spend time with friends, meet new people and get messy.”

Summerworld holiday camp at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre will run over 5 weeks, from Monday, July 23, to Friday, August 24.