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Banksy artwork appears on school wall

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>> Banksy strikes again, this time on a school wall in Bristol. The world-renowned graffiti artist stopped the peace at Bridge Farm Primary School. Coming back to the classroom after half term, the discovery was a complete surprise.>> I think it's amazing.>> We're only a primary school, I mean that's it, that's who we are.
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y would he come here? But obviously, yes.
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The school has just redesigned their four houses inspired by famous people from the city. One of the teachers wrote to Banksy to tell him one of the buildings now bears his name. But he certainly didn't expect a secret visit from the man himself.
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>> We talk a lot about Banksy and do quite a lot in our art lessons. And just having something here like this on the wall, it's just, I don't know, I just think it's really fantastic for the school and really inspiring for the kids as well, just to see what hard work can achieve and doing things like this.
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Didn't suffer for good quality, look at what the outcome can be.>> In a letter accompanying the work, Banksy encourages the children to add to the piece, and said, it's always easier to get forgiveness than permission. There were plans to repaint the wall this summer, but now, it'll be left well alone.
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The meaning of the picture not immediately clear and the lesson for children also slightly confusing, given that the peace is being celebrated while graffiti is still illegal in the UK.