COLLEGE students helped give a shop window a festive look.

Colchester Institute pupils Talia Reeve and Rebecca Roper, who are studying art and design, put their creative skills to the test to produce the Christmas display for Bethell and Clark opticians in Head Street.

They worked on the display as part of the work experience.

The design will take pride of place in the shop windows until the end of the festive season.

David Hutt, head of art and design at Colchester Institute said: “It’s a great opportunity for our students to have their designs displayed in a prominent commercial space where they will be seen by the public.

“Talia and Rebecca responded really well to the brief they were given by Bethell and Clark and learnt how to translate drawings into professional vinyl graphics.

“We’d welcome the chance to take similar projects with Colchester businesses in the future.”

Rebecca and Talia, who created the window design said: “We really enjoyed our time creating the Christmas window display for the public to see.

“We’re really happy with how it turned out and we hope you enjoy the public enjoys it too.”