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Windrush Day

HMT Windrush
HMT Windrush as it sailed into Tilbury Docks
Windrush Day is on 22nd June and celebrates the arrival of HMT Windrush, which brought people from various Caribbean islands, who had been encouraged by the British government to live and work in the UK after the end of the second world war.

Here is a selection of resources you can use to bring this important moment in British history to life, as well as give context to the event:

Family hubs created the videos below to commemorate Windrush Day.

Learn about what Windrush Day is about by clicking each link below:


Brief History

Story Time 

Story Time 2

Find more resources for educators about the Windrush here.

BBC National Treasures

Resources about Black British history can be found here.

Last Updated 10/06/2021

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