Virtual Introduction to Reading's Windrush (30 minutes)

Now available for bookings!

In this 30-minute live virtual session we will give children an introduction to the Windrush Generation and in particular what the Windrush Generation meant for Reading and its community.

With the help of short video interviews from members of Reading's Caribbean community, archival images and activities, the children will explore the reasons behind Windrush, understand the emotional and practical hardship of a generation and discover the amazing contributions of the Windrush generation to our local community.

The session is the perfect introduction to school projects on Windrush and to use with our Enigma of Arrival digital exhibition and downloadable learning resources.

Only £40 per session



An absolutely fantastic session, packed full of information while not being overwhelming, covering the before, during and after of the Windrush arrivals. 

- New Christ Church School, 2020 A6841C61-ACD8-4C22-BA6A-1DA1EACB60AA

Windrush Poetry Competition 2021 - winner

Windrush Waters

Anchors are heavy, but Empire Windrush is the heaviest.

Their hats will fly off - Empire Windrush will be remembered forever.

Many people are still disappointed to this day.

As the sails pushed them through the tough times,

As they struggled.

(Georgina - aged 9)

Barbary Hall Primary School, St Elizabeth Jamaica W.I.

The Windrush

The Windrush, the Windrush. It has been 75 years and they want to behave like they forgot us, forgot us.

The Windrush, the Windrush we didn’t intrude to the Caribbean they came in 1948 and got us, got us.

The Windrush, the Windrush to the UK we came to help build after they got crush, got crush. After a post-war labor shortage, they decided to come and get us, get us.

The Windrush, the Windrush in the Caribbean islands it docked, and we load up. In the big ship 492 passengers sail up, sail up.

The Windrush, the Windrush please don’t forget that you know us, know us. We came on the Windrush, The Windrush in Tilbury, Essex on June 22, 1948. We dock up, we dock up. Please remember we came on the Windrush, the Windrush.

Notes for teachers

  • Key Stages 1 and 2
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