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Banksy goes back to school with a new mural

British graffiti artist Bansky has painted a new mural - this time on the wall of a U.K. classroom.

Staff and pupils at Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol, in western England, discovered the painting this week when they returned from a half-term school holiday.

Banksy, whose real identity is unknown but is thought to have grown up in Bristol, left a note with the mural in which he thanked the school for naming one of its houses after him. The mural shows a child's drawing of a little girl chasing a flaming tire.


The Banksy mural at Bridge Farm Primary School
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The Banksy mural at Bridge Farm Primary School

In the letter, he advised the school's students that: "It's always easier to get forgiveness than permission."


The artist is renowned for the politically-charged nature of his work. In January, he created an artwork opposite the French embassy in London which criticised the treatment of migrants in France.

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