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Giant origami paper boat launched on London lake

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The giant boat was made to help launch The Big Bang Fair

A giant origami paper boat has been launched on a lake in south London.

Almost 100 metres of paper were used to create the 3.7m long boat - which can carry one person at a time.

The boat was launched by school children on Southwark Park boating lake. Engineer Morwenna Wilson captained the maiden voyage.

Children launch the boatMike Buck
Pupils from Tottenham University Technology College helped with the launch

She said: "I really want to show young people that this career can open doors to amazing opportunities and adventures."

The paper boat, designed by a group of engineers, was launched to promote The Big Bang Fair - a celebration of science and technology for young people which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 11-14 March.