Former student and internationally renowned artist Luke Perry has been working with current students to produce a spectacular new sculpture in the college's grounds.

Commissioned by the Students' Union, the imposing sculpture represents a dragon coiled around a 'moral' signpost that features a variety of quotes from literature.

Luke and the art students who worked alongside him drew inspiration for the piece from both the dragons that feature in stained glass and stone work around the college and the traditional signposts in the central courtyard.

Speaking at the recent unveiling Luke explained: "The College were looking to create a focal point for an outdoor area where students could study and be inspired."

College principal Remley Mann is delighted with the finished sculpture.

She said: "The sculpture looks wonderful in our grounds and we know our students will love it being here.

"The union wanted to commission a work of art and as Luke Perry is an old student and captures the heritage of the Black Country so well we thought we would ask him." She added: "We wanted an art piece that reflected the heritage of the college and how it has helped students in the past, and in the present and will help them for their future."

The sculpture is already a big hit with the previously under used garden area now attracting many more students to engage in al fresco study.