Huge mural appears on Mount Stuart Primary School in Butetown of Wales’ first black headteacher Betty Campbell.
A huge and colorful mural of Wales’ first black headteacher, Betty Campbell, has just appeared in Cardiff Bay, at Mount Stuart Primary School in Butetown where she was Headmaster.
[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”29518″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Betty Campbell was not only an amazing teacher but also played a pivotal role in creating Black History Month? Her efforts to improve education and community life were recognised when she was awarded an MBE in 2003.
Even after her passing in 2017 at the age of 82, Betty continued to make history when a statue was erected in her honour in Cardiff, making her the first named and non-fictionalised woman to have a monument in an outdoor public space in Wales.
And now, to add to her incredible legacy, a mural has been painted in her honour in Cardiff Bay. The idea for the mural actually came from the students at Mount Stuart Primary School in Butetown. It’s so inspiring to see how Betty’s impact is still being felt today and celebrated by the younger generation.
The work has been created by Welsh graffiti artist Bradley Rmer.
Mr Rmer is the artist behind the My Cymru My Shirt project.