To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush, we have created educational resources to educate young people about the Windrush story and to recognise the significant contributions of the British Caribbean communities to the UK. These resources cater to both primary and secondary school students and can be utilised within schools and the broader community.
Our resources for children aged 7-11 include a student led Windrush discovery lesson, aimed at introducing the topic and fostering group discussions. Additionally, we offer a Windrush animation that narrates the story of the HMT Empire Windrush and its passengers, to help pupils understand who the Windrush generation are and the positive contributions they have made. Our animation activity extends the learning further with a literacy-based task.
Designed for children aged 11-14, our resources feature a student led Windrush discovery lesson that serves as an introduction to the topic and encourages dynamic group discussions. In addition, we provide the Windrush voices lesson, which delves into the lives of two distinct individuals from the Windrush generation, enabling a comprehensive study of their personal experiences and their significant contributions to Britain. The accompanying Windrush voices activity extends the learning with a research-based task.
For students aged 14-16, our resources include a student led Windrush discovery lesson, which serves as an engaging introduction to the topic and encourages dynamic group discussions. Complementing this, our Windrush interactive timeline details extraordinary achievements of notable figures from the Windrush generation and their descendants. Extend the learning with our Windrush timeline activity that encourages further exploration and research.The Windrush timeline