Progress pictures of new Betty Cambell MBE mural


A giant mural of Betty Campbell MBE is taking shape atMount Stuart Primary School in Butetown, after children from the school wanted to honour Wales's first black headteacher.


Betty became headteacher at Mount Stuart Primary School in the 1970's and pioneered the teaching of black history and culture at her school, which she put on the school's curriculum decades before black history is set to be taught in all Welsh schools.

The new mural pays tribute to her life and is a reminder of her legacy.


MsShubnamAziz, teacher at the school, said: "The pupils are very proud of Betty Campbell, she was a pioneer in multi-cultural education and diversity and a founder of Black History Month.

"The children have learned about her legacy and being agents of change, they asked for this.

"Her legacy lives on at Mount Stuart and we are proud of her and how she dedicated her life to the school."

Ms Aziz said she met Betty Campbell herself when she was a student teacher and now, Mrs Campbell's granddaughter, Rachel Clarke, delivers anti-racism training at the primary school, highlighting the head teacher's ongoing impact.

ArtistBradley Rmer who painted the iconic ‘My City, My Shirt' has been commissioned by Cardiff University to paint the mural.