Who needs Fireman Sam when Hainault synagogue has Fireman Keith?

From left: Headteacher Melanie Kaye, Casey Radzan,Ellie Grant, Isabelle Phillips and and firefighter

From left: Headteacher Melanie Kaye, Casey Radzan,Ellie Grant, Isabelle Phillips and and firefighter Gary Chatten-Berry - Credit: Archant

Children at one synagogue’s nursery found a way to keep cool as temperatures soared – inviting the fire brigade round to spray them down.

Evie Nathan, 2, Evie Kaplan-Lachs, 3 and firefighter Peter Chatten-Berry

Evie Nathan, 2, Evie Kaplan-Lachs, 3 and firefighter Peter Chatten-Berry - Credit: Archant

Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue, Limes Avenue, Hainault invited the firefighters over for a morning of fun activities.

The children got to poke round a fire engine and even try on a firefighter’s hat for size.

The officers spent the morning teaching them about what they do and played games ending in the children getting a good drenching with the hose.

Melanie Kaye, headteacher, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and absolutely screamed with delight when the fire fighter blasted the water over their heads - talk about singing in the rain!”


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The crew was from Loughton Fire Station and were all treated to fruit, cakes and a cold drinks.

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