Boarding school ‘sorry’ for ‘blacked up’ slave photo

A boarding school has apologised after a group of boys “blacked up” and dressed as slaves for a photograph.

Sixth-formers at the Oratory School in Oxfordshire, wore the make-up and costumes for their leaving pictures, which were published on social media.

The pupils were stopped from taking part in an “informal” photo shoot, but took their own picture, which was posted online.

The school has apologised “unreservedly”.

“The pupils involved have been punished as part of our disciplinary process.

BBC News