Students Get Started On MC&MA’s Manchester Day Parade Float

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14/05/2010 by mcmakarolyn

The plans for MC&MA's Manchester Day Parade float

Take a look at Manchester Creative and Media Academy Design and Technology students hard at work creating a summer festival display to be proud of.

Groups of pupils at both the girls’ and boys’ sites have been using their creative and practical skills to put together a float for what organisers hope will be Manchester’s answer to Rio Carnival, June’s Manchester Day Parade.

The project, which is being overseen by professional set designer Mark Bradford, will take the shape of a giant puppet DJ playing music. It will be surrounded by our students, who will be controlling its actions, dancing and playing musical instruments to complement the DJ’s ‘tunes’.

The colourful float will join creations from over 50 other organisations from around Greater Manchester for the ‘Out Of This World’-themed parade. It will travel around central Manchester on Sunday June 20.

For more information about this special event, read our blog about last month’s announcement about us securing a place in the parade:

Keep coming back to ‘The Academy Extra’ as we will be providing regular updates on the progress of the display. 

See below for all  the pictures of the students beginning work on the float…


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