Students reflect on having a ball
Published on 23/03/2021 by DTHACK
B&FC students are taking on another huge challenge - bringing the town's celebrated mirror ball back from the ravages of salty sea air.
It's not an unfamiliar challenge for the college - in fact you could say it's come full circle.
Blackpool School of Arts students took on this challenge 10 years ago. And now they're getting their ball back - with thousands of tiles to lift its lustre.
Of the town's second-most famous ball - behind the one that could be taking Blackpool Football Club to the League One play-offs - Blackpool School of Arts’ curriculum manager Andy Walker said: “We’re talking 45,000 shiny tiles.”
Andy reflected on the mammoth task ahead. “This isn’t a quick update; it’s going to take weeks to restore our famous mirror ball to its former glory.”