22 June 2021 Share
Celebrating Great Britain's DNA
Windrush Day honours the British Caribbean community, and the half a million people who travelled to the UK after the Second World War. The first Windrush Day was held on June 22 2018, and now more people than ever before are taking part to support the Windrush Generation and show sympathy with the hardships they have endured.
Here are some resources that may be helpful to educate and show support in your school:
Explore Windrush stories
The British Library are sharing a selection of digital resources that spotlight the lives, experiences and legacies of Caribbean communities in Britain.
Windrush Voices CPD
Taking place today, this free CPD session is aimed to Secondary History teachers and will introduce you to digital learning materials – including oral history sources – which can give you fresh insights into the experiences of the Windrush Generation, as well as support you in teaching this topic.
Activities for students
You can also request free materials for students from the British Library. These include short videos and learning resources to help your students critically engage with the British Library collections in order to investigate the personal experiences of Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s.
Seven Stories have announced the launch of a podcast focusing on diversity and representation in children’s books, to commemorate Windrush Day. The trailer launched today, with episode one airing on Thursday 1st July which can be listened to on the main podcast libraries/channels.
For more useful information on Windrush Day, visit: www.windrushday.org.uk