Former Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin took part in a pit-stop challenge during a showcase event for skills training at Barking and Dagenham College.
Ms Philbin, who has also worked on other TV shows including This Morning and children’s show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, was helped to change a car tyres by college motor vehicles studies lecturer Nick Jackman and motor vehicles technology students Thomas Cheung, Elliot Heritage and Ben Furlong, all aged 17.
More than 2,000 people attended the event, where they could watch demonstrations by hairdressing, cookery, dance and forensic science students and learn about careers the college’s courses prepare learners for.
Level three hairdressing student Simran Kaur, 18, showed visitors how to curl hair.
She said: “I love the idea of being creative and making people feel good about themselves. I’m doing my hairdressing course this year but then I want to do a business course so I can open my own salon.”
Picture caption: TV presenter Maggie Philbin takes part in a pit-stop challenge with, from left, Barking and Dagenham motor vehicles studies lecturer Nick Jackman and students Thomas Cheung, Elliot Heritage and Ben Furlong.