Hollywood actor inspired by Redden Court School’s anti-racism project

A Hollywood actor has become the latest celebratory to give his backing to a Harold Wood school’s inspirational anti-racism project.

Students at Redden Court School met Winston Ellis - who has starred in Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight - to tell him about their Rainbow Nation campaign, which seeks to eradicate racism and prejudice in the classroom and beyond.

Winston, who visited the Cotswold Road school on Tuesday, also gave a talk and answered questions from students during a special assembly.

Teacher Meg Ryan, Rainbow Nation director, said: “Winston is a wonderful role model for young people. His acting career is well known but not everyone is aware of the tremendous work he does to inspire young people to make the most of their lives. We are really excited about working with Winston on joint projects next year.”

Singer Olly Murs, England physio Gary Lewin and former footballer John Barnes are also supporting the project.

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