Barking and Dagenham College students build float for televised parade

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 December 2017

Students pose with the float which will take part in a televised parade. Picture: Kate Bishop

Students pose with the float which will take part in a televised parade. Picture: Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop

Barking and Dagenham College are gearing up to represent the borough in a televised London-wide float parade on New Year’s Day.

The theme for this year’s parade is ‘Roll Up, Roll Up to the Greatest Show on Earth,’ so students from the college have designed a circus train.

Their project has been named ‘Feel the Magic Up Close.’

Students used the project to apply skills they had learnt in technical subjects to ensure that their entry looked the part.

More than 8,500 performers from 20 countries are set to take part in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

Paul Schofield, curriculum manager at the college, said: “This has been an excellent demonstration of a creative technician-led project involving all of our students in construction and engineering industries to bring together a design build that maximises the float’s possibilities and represents the energy of all the students.”

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