Money is not supposed to grow on trees.

But it does at Iver Heath Infant School - and it is all down to five-year-old Spencer Alves.

The school in Slough Road, Iver is currently running its 'dream big read' fund raising campaign to buy new books for its library which is also due for refurbishment.

Headteacher Judy Baker said: "Apparently Spencer thought it would be nice to create a money tree and designed the whole thing in his head before building it with his uncle.

"We are delighted with him."

Spencer's smart idea was for a tree with hollow branches that parents and pupils could put money in. So the resulting tree was made out of plumbing pipes with monopoly money on the top to mimic the green leaves.

Last Thursday was World Book Day with pupils at the school all allowed to dress up as characters from their favourite books.

The sinister looking highwayman hovering round the Money Tree was no cause for worry. It was only Spencer dressed as the Highway Rat - one of his favourite book characters.

Other pupils also dressed up as galaxy of characters from their favourite books.

The school is gearing up now for its Easter Fair on Saturday, March 30 which run from 10am to noon and will also be raising money for the 'dream big read' fund.