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Plaistow pupils make giant snakes and ladders to remember war hero Walter Tull

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 June 2016

Southern Road Primary School pupils Daniella, Ahriya, Amirah and Katelyn with their art

Southern Road Primary School pupils Daniella, Ahriya, Amirah and Katelyn with their art

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Primary school pupils have created a giant snakes and ladders board game for an exhibition about a black footballing pioneer.

Southern Road Primary School’s “wonderful artwork” forms part of a larger exhibition about the life and times of the lesser-known Walter Tull.

He became the first black British Army officer to lead white troops during the First World War and was a former Tottenham Hotspur player.

The giant snake and ladders game of Walter’s life, created by 15 Year Five Plaistow school children, is on display at Stratford library until July 14.

“The children worked out the ups and downs,” said the exhibition’s curator Elaine Taylor, adding that the issues Walter faced “really resonate with children”.

The board joins pieces created by other London pupils about the Second Lieutenant including a huge collàge storybook and comic book.

Walter was born in 1888 and experienced mixed fortunes in his life, although Elaine said he always “rose above” any setbacks.

He was orphaned aged nine and placed in a children’s home with his brother, “putting all his energies into football” despite racism.

Walter was tragically killed in action during the Spring Offensive in 1918.

An exclusive film documentary screening, Walter Tull - Forgotten Hero, will be showing at Stratford Library at 6pm on Friday, June 24. Viewing is free.

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