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News in brief: mural, allotments, anti-racism

A giant mural of Wales’s first black headteacher has been officially unveiled in Cardiff.

The ten-metre tall painting stands proudly on the front of the Mount Stuart Primary School where Mrs Campbell held the role of headteacher from 1965 until 1999 and put the teaching of black history and culture on the school’s curriculum.

The artwork was sponsored by Cardiff University and celebrates Mrs Campbell’s contribution to education in Wales and the wider world, as she pioneered multi-cultural education and diversity and helped found Black History Month.

The project developed because children at the school wanted something at the school site to remember her, and Bradley Rmer was commissioned to paint the mural.

◼️ The transformation of a Cardiff allotment site, that two years ago was almost completely hidden behind a wall of brambles and is now home to newly created ‘starter gardens,’ accessible plots, a community garden, orchard, and education space, has won a ‘Community Transformation’ award.

Back in 2021, plot holders at Pengam Pavilion allotments on Rover Way took it upon themselves to clear an area of the site that had become overgrown with brambles.

At that point the Council put the association’s plans forward for a grant from the Travis Perkins Legacy Fund, which was established as part of social value commitments secured by the Council as part of a contract awarded to the firm to supply and deliver building materials.

The result was a £25,000 donation of building materials, equipment and labour that coupled with the work of the volunteers, and support from Cardiff Council, helped the transform the previously unused space.

◼️ New free, diversity and anti-racist professional learning (DARPL) provision and resources are now available for people working with babies and young children providing childcare, play and nursery education, Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced.

The Welsh Government says it is committed to creating an ‘anti-racist Wales’ by 2030, which calls for zero tolerance of racism in all forms.

The resources have been developed as part of the Welsh Government’s Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan (ARWAP).

Anti-racist professional learning for Childcare, Playwork and Early Years (CPEY) builds on the successful launch of comparable provision for those working in education in 2022.

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