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York Student's Viking Boat Unveiled At Stamford Bridge

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6:01am 22nd June 2013
(Updated 7:32am 24th June 2013)

Students from York College will be watching as their Viking boat is unveiled today.

They have been building a six meter long Viking boat as part of their college course which will be the central display at Stamford Bridge In Bloom's this weekend. The viking ship will be filled with plants for the festival.

Brian Lawson, the Chairman of Stamford Bridge in Bloom asked the students to build the Viking boat, and the students from York College took on the project to build a six meter by one and a half meter boat.

The ornate dragons head which is at the front of the Viking boat was caved by student Johnny Hayes, and took him about 3 weeks to complete, from a single piece of wood.

It's the second time the students have taken on a challenge like this, as they built an arc for last year's mystery plays.

Tutor Philip Mountain says that the boat left the workshop on Thursday to a round of applause and a cheer.

Both Philip and his students will be at the unveiling ceremony at Stamford Bridge today at 10.00.

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