UK School Names a House After Banksy, Banksy Gives Them a Mural

By Darren Orf on at

Turns out Banksy inspires more people than just hipsters and art snobs. Bridge Farm Primary, a primary school in Bristol, recently named a school house after the infamously anonymous artist. And Banksy has returned the favour.

The school discovered this full mural (below) this morning after returning from a half-term break. According to Jon Kay, reporter for BBC News, the school’s caretaker saw the painting as vandalism and wanted to remove it.

Aside from a rare Banksy signature in the bottom left corner, the artist also left word with the students, saying thanks for the honour. He even gave them some good life advice as well:

According to the BBC, Banksy's team says the mural is completely genuine. The four school houses were named after legends who hail from Bristol. Blackbeard, John Cabot, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel also received the esteemed honour. [BBC via Colossal]