Banksy skills learned in superb outside lesson

By Jill Dando News

The pupils at Pawlett Primary School Academy in Somerset learnt all about the famous artist Banksy and then helped out in their own mural.

In their latest outside lesson, the pupils discovered some of Banksy’s most famous work and the skills needed to do it.

In 2015 Banksy himself came to Somerset to do his Dismaland exhibition in Weston-super-Mare. It is reported that he lives somewhere close to Somerset.

Principal Emma Barker said: “Banksy’ is a hero of the artistic world and an inspirational to millions.

“It was wonderful for the pupils to learn all about his work and some of the skills he has to do their own mural.”


The Pawlett school site is in one of Britain’s most picturesque settings near the Mendip Hills one inhabited by King Alfred the Great.

The school, which has a history in the village over 150 years ago, is situated in incredibly stunning grounds with sports pitches, a forest school, adventure playground, and next door to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust and has its own Jill Dando News Centre for pupils.

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