Get Ready for Windrush Day June 13, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Windrush Day – Tags: History, KS1, KS2, Must-Haves, Picture Books
Wednesday 22 June 2022 marks the fifth national celebration of Windrush Day. 74 years since the HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex. The ship carried the first Caribbean migrants to the UK to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War.
After the Second World War, the UK was in urgent need of repair. The Windrush Generation came over, largely from the Caribbean. They undertook a variety of jobs with the purpose of rebuilding the nation. Jobs included the production of steel, coal, iron, and food.
The purpose of Windrush Day is to encourage communities across the country to celebrate these contributions made by the Windrush Generation, and their descendants, and thank all those involved for rebuilding this society.
To help teach children about this important historical event in your classrooms, we have selected a variety of books. If you would like to purchase all the books in our selection you can purchase it here. Otherwise click on the image of the book to take you to that title.