Windrush resources

From education packs and reading lists to fun activities, the Windrush Resources page is available to everyone - schools, families and adults.

Learn about and be inspired by the significant contribution the Windrush Generation and their descendants have made, and continue to make to our borough and British life beyond.

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Education pack

Explore the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 and learn about the contribution the Windrush Generation and their descendants have made to British life, with a focus on local Haringey stories. The education pack contains a range of activities to explore with your class.

The pack is suitable for KS2 and KS3 pupils

National Curriculum Links; History, English and Citizenship


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George Padmore Institute John La Rose quiz

Find out more about the life of John La Rose, local activist, publisher, book shop owner and poet.

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Exhibition: Windrush legends and legacy, June 2019

Part of a wider exhibition held in 2019 at Bruce Castle Museum, these exhibition panels tell the stories of the commitment and contribution to democracy, education, business, culture and general life of Haringey’s black community, often with greater significance beyond.

Inspired by stories from the Bruce Castle Museum and Archive collections, follow the timeline celebrating the presence, the significant contribution and the lasting impact by Haringey’s Windrush Generation and their descendants in our community, from 1945 to 2008.

You can also read an essay and poem - 'Windrush Generation Art and Celebration' - written in response to the exhibition by Alex Pascall OBE. Alex is a renowned broadcaster and campaigner who arrived from Grenada in the 1950s and has been living in Haringey ever since.

Download the panels below:

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Explore our Windrush timeline on our Black History Haringey 365 webpages to find out more about the contribution the Windrush Generation and their descendants have made in Haringey.


Explore the Windrush timeline
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Activities to make and do

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Windrush reading list

The list below includes fiction and non-fiction books, plays, and poetry about the Windrush. All these books are available for loan from Haringey Libraries online catalogue. You can also join the library online.

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Additional learning resources

You can find lots more resources on the Windrush and the Windrush Generation for schools, and on our recommended websites.

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