Windrush Day 2020

On Monday 22nd June 2020, Shapla is celebrating Windrush Day!

At the moment, it is more important than ever for us to continue celebrating diversity. So we would like all year groups to join this celebration by doing some learning activities based on the Empire Windrush and migration from the Caribbean.

There are lots of fun and interesting ways that you can take part in this learning over the next two weeks.

You could begin by designing a poster or making a carnival instrument! Or have a go at building a floating boat!

Use the grid below to choose activities that interest you. Or think of your own activities! We can't wait to see Shapla's fantastic outcomes!

Windrush-learning-grid

Why are we celebrating Windrush Day 2020?

The Empire Windrush arrived in the UK on 22 June 1948, carrying 1,027 passengers from the Caribbean, who were invited by the UK government to
help rebuild the country after the Second World War. It is estimated that around 550,000 people from the Caribbean migrated to the UK between 1948 and 1973. Many of the new arrivals were some of the first people to work in the newly formed health service and subsequently across all public services. Their legacy lives on today with the thousands of Windrush descendants now working across the NHS and other public services. In 2020 they have all carried the enormous burden of managing the pandemic, working tirelessly alongside colleagues from across the world.

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Instrument-Making

Watch this animation of the poem, Windrush Child by John Agard.

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