Shavout festival marked by primary school children with bouquets
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Tremendous tulips, sensational sunflowers and gorgeous gerberas were made up into custom bouquets to mark when the Torah was given to the Israelites.
Children at Ilford Jewish Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside, created the bouquets to mark the Shavout festival which fell on Thursday and yesterday.
The flowers will be given to impoverished families as well as the elderly and reflects the tradition of decorating synagogues with flowers before Shavout.
Deborah Harris, from the school, said: “It’s the first time we have done this. One of the things in our school is caring for others – all our children were excited to make the bouquets.”
The reception and Year 1 and 2 students created the bouquets.
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The flower arranging classes were led by charity Give It Forward Today which encourages volunteering.
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