Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Students to light up Tameside with handmade lanterns

Art and design students at Clarendon Sixth Form College have been working with Tameside Council to create lanterns for the winter carnival parade

The level two students worked with professional ‘withy lantern’ makers and artists from company Global Grooves as part of their work experience programme project which is to create 3D design work.

The winter carnival parade will take place on Saturday 18th November. It will mark the arrival of the Tameside Christmas markets and bring the diverse community of Tameside together.

The students will be attending the event to see their creations lit up during the parade.

Ruth James, curriculum leader for art and design, said: “We’ve taken part in this project for several years and it’s been a really fun experience for our students. The lanterns look really good when they’re finished and we’re really looking forward to the event. Global Groove and Tameside Council have worked really well with them to get the job done.

Hopefully, we will be involved with this for many years to come and we can continue to give the students a great experience with a real life project.”

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