The deeds of Mary Seacole have been greatly exaggerated by Leftists who wanted a black heroine. She was just a good-hearted woman who ran a bar. Details here
A school which sparked outrage by cancelling Winston Churchill and JK Rowling for not being diverse insisted the change was 'led by pupils' as it begged parents 'Hope you will support us'.
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School in Richmond previously had houses named after the Prime Minister and the Harry Potter author - alongside Sir David Attenborough and Emmeline Pankhurst.
The school - which caters for young children aged three to 11 - claims pupils had asked for the house names to be more diverse.
It then replaced Churchill and Rowling with England star Marcus Rashford and nurse Mary Seacole.
After MailOnline broke the story, school chair of governors Michele Marcus desperately tried to shore up backing from mothers and father of pupils.
In a newsletter today she urged: 'The change was entirely driven and led by our pupils and they feel proud of having effected this change and knowing their views were heard.
'There may be further interest in the subject and I hope you will support the school in our position.'
The school, whose headteacher is Alison Bateman, timed the announcement of the changes to coincide with Black History Month in October.
While some are happy with the recognition of school meals campaigner Rashford and Crimean War lifesaver Seacole, parents think the school decided to cancel Churchill and Rowling because they are deemed controversial figures.
Earlier in the day one parent told MailOnline: 'A lot of us are quite shocked that the school authorities have decided that the contributions of Churchill and Rowling deserve to be erased from the records without so much as a consultation with parents.
'Presumably this has happened party due to the supposed thoughtcrimes committed by these two national figures. For context, the other two – unchanged - house names are 'Pankhurst' and 'Attenborough'.
'I am not alone in feeling appalled that this cowardly action has been taken.'