Archives Live: Windrush 75

Special live event from The National Archives

Date: Monday 19th June

Time: 2pm

Duration: 40 minutes

Suitability: Key Stage Two

Join Baroness Floella Benjamin for this live event marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Empire Windrush to Tilbury dock.

Floella Benjamin is an acclaimed presenter, actress, author and the first woman from Trinidad to become a member of the House of Lords. Her bestselling book Coming to England can be found on the shelves of many classrooms. Floella will explore the uniquely personal document that records her arrival as a ten-year-old in 1960. Learners will get the opportunity to ask Floella questions, hear her stories and see objects that are special to her.

Children will also learn about the history of Caribbean arrival to Britain through important documents from The National Archives, including the original passenger list for the Empire Windrush ship.

There will also be exclusive learning resources provided in advance of the event, to ensure you get the most out of the experience.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. You only need a large screen and speaker to take part. Book one ticket per school. The event link can be used for multiple classes.

Book your free space now.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:

Live broadcast

on Zoom

40 minutes

Available: Monday 19th June at 2pm 

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 2 (aimed at years 5 – 8)

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