Visit to Afro Supa Hero exhibition

Just before the half term break  Power To The Pupils went to V&A The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. We went to get inspiration for our project on super-heroes and our next album. The exhibition was called ‘Afro Supa Hero’. It was a collection of action figures, books and comics about Black heroes and heroines. The figures included Meteor Man, Mr T, Mohammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X and Lieutenant Uhuru.

Members of Power to the Pupils also met the person who came up with the idea to do a black heroes exhibition, the great graphic designer Jon Daniels. He designed two Black super-heroes who are twins. He hopes to make them world famous! Jonny has been collecting black action figures for twenty years.

D’Andre said, “I really enjoyed our contest to see who could find the most super heroes or famous black people in the collection. There were over fifty people. Some were fictional and some were based on real people.”

Tyrese added “It was great! I hope I can go on more trips like that one!” Sarah agreed, adding, “It was incredibly exciting. I liked seeing all the Afro Supa Heroes.”

Power to the Pupils are planning to create their own super-heroes next. They will be working with local artist and Gayhurst parent, Cat Phillips. Lamar has already created a story about a black super-hero called ‘Hip-Hop Boy’.

Year 5 and 6 children can come to Power to the Pupils meetings every Monday at lunchtime and after school and on Wednesdays at lunchtime.

Journalists: Tyrese, Sarah, Jess, Lamar, Taiyakah, D’Andre