A giant mural of Marcus Rashford has been painted on the side of a North London school

A school in North London has given the highest honour to England football star Marcus Rashford, painting him in a giant mural on the side of their building.

The portrait, which spans three storeys, sees Rashford smiling in his number 11 England shirt, with the words “When we come together” above and “co-operation, contribution, consideration and courtesy” written below.

Highgate Wood School, a mixed comprehensive secondary school and sixth form college based in Crouch End, unveiled the huge painting in a post on Twitter on Tuesday (August 17).

The tweet reads: “Our 4Cs of Courtesy, Contribution, Co-operation and Consideration are now presented in a brilliant new way thanks to @HWS_PSA @MurWalls and @MarcusRashford.”

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The mural has already caught the attention of the football star himself.

Patrick Cozier, headteacher at Highgate Wood School tagged Rashford in a post on Twitter in the early hours of Monday morning showing the mural being painted.

He wrote: “This is currently being painted on a very large wall at my school @highgatewood in North London. Thought you might like to know.”

Rashford, retweeted the post with “Wow”.

The 23 year-old Manchester United forward has made a huge impact outside of his career in football, through his tireless campaigning for free school meals for children, receiving an MBE for his charity work in 2021.

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The mural at Highgate Wood School was the idea of assistant headteacher Jen Burniston and was inspired by Rashford’s charity work off the pitch.

“After such a difficult year for all students nationwide, we felt we would like to honour the phenomenal contribution from Marcus Rashford to support students on Free School Meals,” she said in a press release.

“We wanted to incorporate our 4 C’s school ethos, values that Marcus epitomises both on and off the pitch to be a daily reminder for our students of the huge positive impact that every individual can have on their society.”

Funds for the mural were raised by the Highgate Wood PSA (Parent Student Association.) They tweeted: “We are thrilled to have played a part in this fantastic mural. A big thank you to the whole HWS community for all their support and fundraising.”

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