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Banksy Strikes Again, Leaves Mark on School Wall

Image: Reception class school children stroll past a mural attributed to Banksy in Bristol
A child strolls past a mural by Banksy on the outside of a classroom wall at the Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol, Britain, on June 6. Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Street artist Banksy has left his mark again — this time on the wall of a school in the British city of Bristol.

Britain's BBC said Banksy had created the mural, showing a child with a stick chasing a burning tire, after Bridge Farm Primary named a school "house" — groups pupils are divided into — after him. It quoted the school's head teacher as saying the mural was "inspirational and aspirational" for pupils.

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Banksy, whose identity has never been revealed, also left a note for pupils who discovered the work on Monday morning, saying "it's always easier to get forgiveness than permission."

Image: Reception class school children show off their drawings of a mural attributed to Banksy in Bristol
School children show off their drawings of a Banksy mural at the school. Dylan Martinez / Reuters

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