Art & Culture

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
Dylan Martinez | REUTERS

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.

Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook.