‘Why Us?’ – Arts and Minds tackles racism and prejudice

The annual Arts and Minds competition offers schools the chance to promote equality and diversity and regularly produces inspiring and thought-provoking work by students from across the UK – with 2018 being no different…

Why Us? Three portraits set on a background of words and often upsetting racial slurs has won the overall prize in this year’s Arts and Minds competition.

Run by the NASUWT and supported by SecEd, the annual arts and creative writing competition challenges students from primary, secondary and special schools to produce work tackling themes of racism, prejudice, equality and diversity.

The winning entry was created by year 11 student Grace Numfor, 16, from Ercall Wood Technology College in Telford.

Every year the competition attracts hundreds of entries from across the UK, with a handful of students being selected to attend the finals, which this year took place in London in October.

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