Yee-haw! Barking and Dagenham College students showcase Western float at New Year’s Day parade
PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 January 2017
The Wild West inspired a float designed by Barking and Dagenham College students.
Horses, mountains, a tepee and a saloon all feature in the creation which is representing the borough in today’s lights, camera, action themed New Year’s Day parade in central London.
A variety of students at the Rush Green College were involved in making the float, including those studying art, fashion, technical theatre and carpentry.
“It really has been a team effort,” Jo Price, course leader for fashion, admitted.
The float will help raise money for the mayor’s charity, Richard House Children’s Hospice.
Mayor Cllr Eileen Keller said: “A lot of hard work has gone into this by the students, they really have put their heart into it.”
More than 8,500 performers are representing 20 countries in the parade.
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