23 June 2023

EPS Celebrating 75 years of Windrush

This week at Ecclesbourne, we have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush. We have learnt all about the contribution that the Windrush generation have made to British society and we have been making links to our local community.  As well as hearing about people who came on The  Empire Windrush,  we have discovered stories from a whole generation of post war migrants from The Caribbean. Did you know that Sislin Fay Allen, who arrived from Jamaica in 1962 and became the first black female officer in the Metropolitan Police, once worked at Queens Hospital Croydon?  Part of the old Queens hospital can still be seen on Queens Road and is a familiar landmark to many of our children. With a fantastic selection of resources in school, we have been able to delve deeper and broaden our understanding of this fascinating and important part of British History.

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Published on 23rd June, 2023

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