ARTISTIC students are helping to ensure a carnival atmosphere at one of the biggest dates in Darlington’s calendar.
The town’s annual community carnival takes place on Saturday, June 28, with proceeds from the popular event going to the Family Help charity.
Students from Darlington College will provide an injection of colour to the parade through the town centre after producing some striking designs with the help of a local artist.
Thirty-four health and social care students are due to join the procession of floats and performers, wearing costumes they have come up with as part of their NCFE Creative Craft level one certificate.
With expert support from two Darlington Arts Centre tutors, the students created an array of weird and wonderful outfits based on the event’s theme of Festivals of the World.
College tutor Janice Spencer said: “They have been experimenting with different craft projects all year, such as making mosaics and cushions.
“The final thing they are doing this year is helping with the carnival and everybody has been so enthusiastic. The students have found it fun and they’re learning at the same time.
“We must also thank the Arts Centre for allowing us to work on our costumes there and giving us the expertise of some of its tutors.”