A Cheam Park nursery has celebrated international culture and diversity as the World Cup in Russia reaches its conclusion.

Busy Bees, located on Cheam Park, encouraged children to learn about traditional foods, dress, and music from the 32 countries taking part.

They made flags of the teams involved and designed their own football shirts to wear during the week, while even playing in some football games themselves.

Nursery manager Jo Gregoire said: “The World Cup presented the perfect opportunity for our children to experience and better understand different cultures from around the globe, as well as learn about the importance of being active and healthy.

“It was great to welcome the local community to our events as it gave parents the chance to get involved and see what we get up to. There’s so much to consider when looking for the best environment for children to grow and develop.

“Events like this are a great opportunity for parents to look round the nursery and ask any questions they may have.”

England’s bid to reach the latter stages of the World Cup starts with taking on Columbia during the round of last 16 in Moscow on July 3.

Should they progress then they will meet either Sweden or Switzerland in the quarter-finals at the Cosmos Arena in Samara on July 7.

The Three Lions have not reached the quarter-finals stage of the World Cup since 2006, when they suffered penalty shootout heartbreak to Portugal in Germany.

Busy Bees’ World Cup event was held from June 18 to June 22.