• Uprising Editorial Team

Windrush stories with St. John the Baptist Primary School

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

On Tuesday 5th November 2019, the Uprising Community Club, and Hackney Councils Windrush Lead, Cllr Carole Williams, visited St. John the Baptist Primary School in Hoxton to share first-hand stories about the Windrush era.

The Uprising members engaged the youngsters with stories of their journey to the UK, how they felt when they arrived and seeing now for the fist time!

The children were entertained with traditional Caribbean songs and dances. They were invited to pose questions to the Windrush elders about their experiences during a Q&A session. Toward the end of the session, the school was gifted a copy of Hackney Councils Windrush cookbook, created in conjunction with the Uprising elders. The cookbook featured a range of traditional Caribbean recipes.

The visit helped the primary children learn how the Windrush elders both shaped, and were shaped by British history.

"I had a fabulous time at @stjtb, Hoxton yesterday. I keep saying it and I’ll say it again - there’s nothing like being in a room with Caribbean elders as they talk about their journey to the UK and their early experiences living here”

Cllr Carole Williams

We look forward to more opportunities to share our experiences with the younger generation!

The Uprising Community Club team





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