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Harold Wood pupils honour Nelson Mandela with special assembly

17:11 23 January 2014

Pupils from Redden Court School, Gary Lewin and deputy head Simon Cox in front of the art installtion.

Pupils from Redden Court School, Gary Lewin and deputy head Simon Cox in front of the art installtion.

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Aspiring artists created a special installation to honour Nelson Mandela before holding a tribute assembly at their school.

Pupils at Redden Court, in Cotswold Road, Harold Wood, hosted the event as part of their Rainbow Nation charity project - which started out as an anti-racist campaign seven years ago.

The assembly paid tribute to the former South African president who died last month aged 94 and honoured his achievements in his fight against apartheid.

Among the guests were patron Gary Lewin, physio for the England football team who had the opportunity to meet Mandela during his time working at Arsenal.

On his meeting, he said: “You felt his presence and knew this was someone special. He had an aura about him.”

The physio delivered a speech to the children about the values of rainbow nation and how they relate to Mandela.

“The assembly was good. The kids did a presentation too - the message of Rainbow Nation is to bring people together.

“Some of the children even got on stage and sang, it was very powerful.”

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