National Windrush Day
Today is National Windrush day! It marks 71 years since hundreds of people arrived from the Caribbean to live in the UK. After World War Two, Caribbean people who had served in the British army were encouraged to come to Britain and help to rebuild the UK. Most of the passengers came from Jamaica but there were also people from Tinidad, Tobago and Bermuda!
Even though these people supported the UK during the war, many of the migrants faced discrimination and racism in Britain and were not treated with the respect that they deserved.
We celebrate Windrush Day to recognise the hardships that the Windrush Generation endured and to celebrate the fantastic contributions that they have made to help make the country a better place!
Have a go at some of these activities to help us mark the day and email us your great work! We can’t wait to see what you get up to!
Many Caribbean men and women travelled on the HMT Empire Windrush ship from Jamaica all the way the Tilbury here in England.
Design your own ship, you can make a ship, use lego, draw it on paper or even on a tablet. If you were going on a long trip what would you bring with you?