Windrush Learning Resource for Schools

Aimed at: Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y8

This resource pack highlights the contributions of Caribbean and British Caribbean writers to British children’s literature and the ways they have transformed and deepened our understanding of history, culture and the story of the Windrush. It is developed to be an inspiration and a guide for young people, with a particular focus on those of Caribbean heritage, so that they can imagine and see themselves as the writers of the future.  

The pack primarily draws on the archives of four writers who grew up in the Caribbean but have lived and worked in Britain since the 1970s, poets: John Agard (awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the Book Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award), Grace Nichols (Commonwealth Prize) and Valerie Bloom MBE; and storyteller and author Grace Hallworth, all of whom have made an inestimable contribution to the British poetry scene.

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