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School children at a desk creating artwork inspired by Black achievers

Artwork created by students from Childwall Sport and Science College go on display in the Anthony Walker Education Centre at the International Slavery Museum from Thursday June 14.

Exhibited as part of the Heroes project, students from year 9 were inspired to produce portraits of historical and contemporary Black role models, from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Denzil Washington to politicians such as Barrack Obama and Malcolm X.
Researching their subject matter meant understanding the contributions of Black and Minority Ethnic people to society.

The Heroes project was devised by Caroline Ihiekwe, Equality and Diversity Advisor at the Criminal Records Bureau in partnership with Childwall College and the International Slavery museum. She said, "Heroes seeks to raise the self-esteem of pupils. The project sends a message to young people of all backgrounds that they can and should aspire to achieve great things. The chance for these young people to exhibit their work at the International Slavery Museum is brilliant because visitors from all over the world will see what they have achieved."