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Writing on the wall! Pupils re-create slogans that toppled apartheid

21 April, 2017

From left: Sara Elkerf, Louis Perryman, Rihanna Said, Khadija Ahmed and Desiree Osei-Baadi

PRIMARY pupils have been discovering how graffiti can challenge a cruel regime.

Inspired by the book Chain of Fire by activist and author Beverley Naidoo, Year 6 pupils at Ambler Primary School, in Finsbury Park, have made huge banners with anti-apartheid slogans.

Headteacher Juliet Benis said the project helped pupils learn the importance of “tolerance, respect and equality”.

Chain of Fire tells the story of a black town’s resistance to the white government’s plan to forcibly remove people to “homelands” hundreds of miles away.


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