Yee-haw! Barking and Dagenham College students showcase Western float at New Year’s Day parade

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 January 2017

Students put their design skills to the test to create this stunning float

Students put their design skills to the test to create this stunning float


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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