KS2 RESOURCE PACK: Windrush Day with Nathan Bryon

What’s the Story?

Windrush Day takes place on 22 June and this year will mark the fourth national Windrush Day and seventy-three years since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948, bringing the first Caribbean migrants to the UK to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War.  Windrush Day celebrates the incredible legacy of the Windrush generation, their contribution to British society, laying the foundation for Black British society as we know it today.

This resource pack includes:

Lessons with a range of activities with extension opportunities to teach children about the importance of Windrush Day, what it means and why we celebrate it. This pack will support literacy learning, PSHE and History lessons. Lessons include:

1. WHAT IS WINDRUSH DAY?

Three tasks to understand what Windrush Day is about, discover more about the journey of the SS Empire Windrush ship and establish the differences between life in Britain and the Caribbean.

2. NATHAN BRYON AND WINDRUSH DAY

Puffin World of Stories ambassador, Nathan Bryon, shares his thoughts on Windrush in a short video, with activities to encourage children to think about what identity, culture and heritage mean to them.

3. EXTRAORDINARY BRITISH-JAMAICAN LIFE STORIES: MARY SEACOLE

Activities to find out more about about Mary Seacole, produce a mini-biography of her and research another Black British person.

4. REFLECTION ACTIVITIES

Opportunities for children to respond to what they have learnt and consider how they might now mark Windrush Day and celebrate and support Black British society.

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