Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Construction students get set for Christmas

Construction students at Tameside College build the set for Clarendon Sixth Form College’s Christmas show as part of their work experience programme.

Bench joinery, fitted interiors and painting and decorating students have all been involved in the project which is a portable backdrop for performing arts students to use during their shows.

The fitted interiors and joinery students have created the set including: windows, doors and a fireplace along with plastering the walls. Painting and decorating students have painted the features of the set such as the window frames and doors, and also applied wallpaper to the walls to give it a period look, in keeping with the show’s theme.

The show which takes place on Friday 15th December is a showcase of sketches, songs, dances and musicals. The show will include an abridged version of the musical Carousel.

Dean Donelon, carpentry and joinery teacher at Tameside College, said: “This project has given the students great experience of working in a real life situation. They have built the set from start to finish, all working with each other and students from different areas to get the job done which is a fantastic skill to have. It’s going to look really good on stage during the show.”

Richard Goodwin, performing arts curriculum leader at Clarendon Sixth Form, said: “We’re very grateful to the construction students for completing this project for us and we’re really excited to see it set up and part of the show. The set is just as important as the music or the choreography so I’m pleased they’ve paid so much attention to detail.”

To book tickets for the show, call 0161 908 6800.