Lesson 1: Clacton Pigeon Mural – Banksy

Every Picture Tells A Story: Looking past the seemingly discriminatory tone of Banksy's Clacton Pigeon Mural, children consider what message he was really trying to convey and alter the image to reflect British Values

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate and analyse creative work using the language of art, craft and design

  • Understand that a work of public art can have a powerful message

  • Evaluate and analyse a work of street art and relate it to the news, current affairs and British values

Lesson Plan

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Teacher Video: Banksy

How to discuss this work of art with children



Activity: Clacton Pigeon Mural, 2014, by Banksy
Teacher Support: Clacton pigeon mural
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Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate of art in schools. Her roles include: Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the National Society for Education…
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