NURSERY children have been getting creative by designing a colourful dragon to embrace the Chinese New year celebrations.

Oak Tree Day Nursery in Finchampstead used recycled materials such as cardboard and bits of coloured paper to put together a dragon.

Joanna Allen-Dann, nursery manager said: "The children have had a brilliant time researching the different Chinese traditions that take place during this special time of year.

"The occasion has allowed for endless creativity and new learning opportunities which help to develop a wider understanding of the world."

Children got the opportunity to learn about the diversity behind the unique culture which aims to better prepare them as they develop later on in life.

This year celebrates the year of the pig in Chinese tradition and children at the nursery celebrated the tradition on February 5.

Joanna added: "We believe it is important to teach the children about a broad range of faiths, festivals and cultural events in order to celebrate the diversity of both the local community and the world around us."

Staff at the nursery got children to watch a number of videos on Chinese puppetry which inspired them to create a recycled home made dragon.