Students were given the chance to see new film studios in Dagenham under construction.

The students from Barking and Dagenham College got a high viewpoint on the roof of the Wharf Studios and Eastbrook Studios development on a tour with Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell.

They discussed ideas for future history projects and to be involved in its progress as a hub for the TV and film industry.

One of those on the tour was 18-year-old Samuel Hills, from Seven Kings, who found it inspiring.

“It certainly expanded my knowledge about jobs and opportunities there are in the film industry,” he said. “Seeing the size of the new studios and the opportunity this will bring is really exciting.”

College project co-ordinator Zoe Richardson added: “The visit got them thinking about the film industry, so we’ll be working with them to brainstorm ideas for the project.”

The college is arranging more tours of the new complex when the next intake start their courses in September, due to the enthusiasm it has generated.