Windrush Voices - digital activities

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To support schools in the current period and beyond, we are offering a range of learning materials that aim to replicate activities from our face-to-face workshops. These can be used at any time to fit in with your teaching schedule.

Through short-form activity videos and supplementary learning resources, students will critically engage with the British Library’s collections and investigate the personal experiences of Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s. What must it have felt like to arrive from the Caribbean and find somewhere to live, work and study in Britain at this time?

The session is built on the Library’s sound archives and a wide range of source material, including oral history sources, supporting critical enquiry and encouraging independent thinking.

How does it work?

  • When you contact us, we’ll connect you with one of the British Library Learning Facilitators who created these materials
  • They will share the materials with you, explain how they can be used in your classroom or for remote learning, and answer any questions you might have. They will arrange to do this with you over email or in a video call
  • You use the materials with your class to run the activities in lesson time
  • After you’ve run the session/s, your Learning Facilitator can offer a 30-minute video call for your class to share what they have been working on and ask questions on the topic or about the British Library
  • We will be in touch to request feedback from you and your class on how everything went, as part of our commitment to continual improvement of our programme

To request these free materials use the Book Now button below.

Also available

Windrush Voices CPD for Secondary History teachers

Taking place on 22nd June 2021, this free CPD twilight showcases these resources and more.



Age group: Years 10 –⁠ 13
When: Monday to Friday
Length: Various
Key skills: History, English Literature
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Online
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