‘World’s largest poem’ is kids’ tribute to Stoke Newington’s radical history
PUBLISHED: 09:49 20 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:05 20 June 2016
Kids’ poems about Stoke Newington’s radical history form part of a giant mural at William Patten Primary School.
EastEnders actor Paul Bradley unveiled the artwork at the Church Street school on June 5.
Its design is inspired by faded “ghost signs” – Victorian ads painted onto the brickwork of old shops.
Sophy Rickett, who helped make it, said: “We think it might be the world’s largest poem, although it costs £1,000 to find out, apparently.
“The children’s participation has been central to the success of the whole project – from the history and writing workshops last autumn to the final launch this summer.
“We do hope the children understand this, and that they feel a sense of pride at having contributed to the history of their street in such an enduring, positive and inspiring way.”
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