22 June 2022

EPS Celebrating Windrush Day

Today in school we have been celebrating Windrush Day.  U.K. Windrush Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom every year on June 22. The day marks the arrival of Afro-Caribbean people to the shores of Britain and honours the British Caribbean community and those who answered the call to come and increase the workforce in post-war Britain.  In 1948, the troop ship Empire Windrush brought one of the first large groups of post-war West Indians to the United Kingdom, carrying 1,027 passengers and two stowaways on a voyage from Jamaica to London.  In assembly, we learnt all about Empire Windrush as well as hearing about personal stories of migration connected to families in our school.  We have also been thinking about the difference between migrants and refugees as part of our work for Refugee Week.  Thank you to Mr Winborn and Mrs Baldry for sharing their stories, pictures and artefacts.

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Published on 22nd June, 2022

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