Students ride to a carousel horse’s rescue

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SIXTH form art students at King Edward VI School have started work on an art project with a difference.

They are among 30 schools all over Suffolk and Norfolk who have been asked by Great Yarmouth’s Pleasurewood Hills theme park to restore a Victorian carousel horse.

The Bury St Edmunds school’s head of visual arts Kate Brown said yesterday: “We’ve got to completely renovate the horse. It’s in quite poor condition and we’ve got to sand off layers and layers of paint. We’ve got to have it done by the first week in March.”

She said there were few three-dimensional projects available for the students and it also gave them the chance to work to a commercial brief. Students’ designs must be in keeping with fairground traditions and approved by Pleasurewood Hills.