YPA marked Windrush Day by acknowledging those who immigrated to Britain post World War 2 from the Caribbean to help rebuild the country. The staff and students wore the colours black or yellow to match the vibrancy and ethnicity of the Caribbean nations. Students watched videos about the journey the Windrush generation undertook, their experiences, and their legacies in Britain. Also, taking part in quizzes and having the opportunity to make a Caribbean delicacy Jamaican patties.
The importance of the Windrush generation to the structure of not only the black British identity but the British identity as a whole was woven into the objectives of their lessons and opened up conversations about mental health, racism, race, ethnicity and immigration. The day gave our students a sense of cohesion as they learnt to celebrate and appreciate each other’s diversity while learning more about British history.