Remembering the Windrush Generation

Today was Windrush Day, to remember this special day pupils in year three have been taking part in various activities.

Firstly, pupils listened to a powerpoint and story explaining that members of the commonwealth empire were invited by the British government to come and work in Britain. Many people from Jamaica (18, 000 in total) took up this oppertunity and they saied to Britain on a boat called ‘Windrush’. When they arrivied in Britain they fulfilled many labour shortages and became bus conductors,  doctors, nurses and train drivers.

Year three pupils created some posters advertising for labour. Some pupils also read a story called  ‘Coming to England’  to other classes, the picture book describes Floella Benjamin’s own account of her Windrush experience.