On 22 June 1948, HMT Empire Windrush arrived in the UK, carrying over 800 passengers from the Caribbean. This moment
75 years ago marks the start of post war migration that helped to rebuild Britain after the Second World War. Windrush Day itself takes place on 22nd June 2023.
The Linking Network are delighted to share the free resources and guidance that we have especially created to help schools to celebrate Windrush 75.
There is an opportunity for Bradford schools to have a visit into their school by a local Windrush elder or descendant. (See below for more information)
Our resources help pupils reflect on the importance of Windrush and how migration has shaped Britain; we hope all schools will find these new resources useful. The
resources have been written by
The Linking Network in partnership with the Windrush 75 Network who are calling for a national celebration this 75th anniversary year.
- A Primary and Secondary Assembly
- Primary Lesson/Secondary tutorial sessions with activities
- New videos showing Bradford classes talking with Windrush Elders.
- Toolkit providing guidance and lesson resources for schools who arrange an interview with a Windrush elder or descendant.
All the resources are available here (No password is needed)
We know that inviting guest speakers can be an impactful, authentic experience that brings learning to life. Three Bradford schools have already used these new lessons and welcomed a Windrush visitor into school to talk with some pupils and it was a very
positive experience for everyone. The visitors were arranged by Charles Dacres and TLN. Charles has offered to help schools to find a local Windrush elder or descendant to come into speak to some pupils - there is an appetite in the Windrush Community to
share their story in Bradford Schools.
Charles Dacres is a Bradford resident of second generation Windrush descent and used to lead on Equality and Diversity for Bradford Council. He is a Director of Windrush Generations, Bradford and the Director of Bradford Hate Crime Alliance and well connected
in the community and at TLN we have worked closely with Windrush Generations on this project.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org (Advisory Teacher, TLN) or ring Meg Henry on 07814213935.