Banksy Thanks Bristol Primary School in the Best Way he Knows How

When the teachers at Bridge Farm Primary School held a competition amongst the students to change their house names, they never ever dreamt of what might happen next. The children decided to rename their school houses after well-known Bristol legends and eventually settled on Brunel, Blackbeard, Cabot and Banksy.

Pen Pals

As Banksy was the only name of the four houses still currently ‘alive’ the school decided to write a letter to Banksy’s PR team, informing them of the school’s decision. Lo and behold, after the artwork appeared, the School also received a letter from Banksy in response. In the letter, he writes;


“Dear Bridge Farm School, thanks for your letter and naming a house after me. Please have a picture, and if you don’t like it, feel free to add stuff. I’m sure the teachers won’t mind. Remember, it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission.

                Much love, Banksy”

Is it Real?

If we are to believe the signature, a letter from the supposed man himself and a confirmation from an official spokesman for Banksy, then, yes. There is always the odd chance that some practical joker decided to play an elaborate trick on the school, but those chances are slim. It looks as if Bridge Farm Primary School is home to one of the first verified and signed Banksy paintings; all because they decided to pay tribute to the artist himself.

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