Students let their dreams take flight

Carnival dragon made by students from the Barnfield Academy Trust
Carnival dragon made by students from the Barnfield Academy Trust

Barnfield Academy Trust students picked up a prize at this year’s Luton Annual International Carnival, with their dancing dragon.

Students from four of the trusts academies – West, South, Studio and Moorlands – took part in the event at Wardown Park in May.

Festive Road, in Milton Keynes, ran workshops with the students to design and create their costumes and constructions, based on the theme of Let Your Dreams Take Flight.

The end result was a brilliantly coloured dragon, complete with flapping wings and a mouth that blew smoke, which was mounted on wheels and paraded as one of the carnival floats. Students dressed up as baby dragons and danced their way to a Future Star award from the UK Centre for Carnival Arts.