Windrush


The Linking Network has worked in partnership with the Windrush network and British Future and been supported by Windrush Generations, Bradford to create this toolkit for schools. The toolkit includes teaching resources and assemblies for Primary and Secondary Schools and a new video showing interviews with Windrush generation elders from who shared their experiences with Bradford pupils and students.

The resources can be used as they are or you might be able to invite someone from the Windrush Generation or their family to join you in school. If you can bring someone into school we have written some guidance based on our experience.

Talking about Windrush – Primary

This short video clip shows Lorna, Windrush elder sharing her story with a primary class and the children and headteacher reflecting on the importance of hearing stories first hand.

Talking about Windrush – Secondary

This short video clip shows Pamela, Charles and Sadie who are Windrush elders talking to secondary and sixth- form college students and the teacher and students reflecting on the importance of hearing stories first hand.

Primary Resources

Primary Lesson

This lesson is suitable for Years 4 – 6 and explores the story of the Windrush and the contributions made by people who have migrated to Britain. 

Primary Lesson Plan

Primary Lesson PowerPoint

Primary Lesson Handouts

Handouts to support the primary lesson:

Empire Windrush journey map

Photos of the Caribbean

Profiles of Windrush elders

Windrush mindmap

Primary Assembly

This assembly is suitable for Year 5 and 6 primary school children and focuses on learning about Windrush.

Assembly Powerpoint

A Toolkit with Guidance for schools who are able to invite a Windrush elder into their school community for one of their classes to talk with them and hear their story. We recommend the experience for Upper Key Stage 2 or Secondary Pupils. The Guidance is based on our experience of testing the materials.

My Stories Resources

This resource is one we use in Schools Linking Programmes supporting schools to ask pupils to talk with family or adults they know about their stories. It could work well alongside inviting someone from the Windrush Generation into school to tell their story to your pupils.

  • My Stories word pdf
  • My Stories powerpoint ppt
  • Example Pupil Outcome pdf

Secondary Resources

Secondary Lesson

Secondary Lesson Ppt

Secondary Assembly

Assembly Powerpoint