Black Lives Matter
Crown Lane fully supports the Black Lives Matter movement. The letter below explains how the school is beginning to address many of the current issues relating to inequality and misconceptions around diversity. This is only the beginning of the learning around this topic.
Please find here some links to different resources which you may find useful to use with your children:
100 Great Britons This website explores Black British History and multicultural Britain.
Google Library - lots of books to choose from. Click on the books to learn more about each one.
Windrush Day - 22nd June 2020
On 22 June 1948, the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex from the Carribean. People from the Carribean had come to Britain to help rebuild the country after World War 2.
The Museum of London
The Museum of London has some fantastic resources around Windrush. From never-heard-before oral histories to articles exploring their extensive photography collection, they have curated a selection of content that explores the history of the Afro-Caribbean community in London.
The Windrush Generation
The ‘Windrush’ generation are so called after the Empire Windrush that arrived in the UK on 22 June 1948 carrying passengers from the Caribbean who were invited by the UK government to help rebuild the country after the Second World War. It is estimated that around 550,000 people from the Caribbean migrated to the UK between 1948 and 1973.
Many of the new arrivals were some of the first people to work in the newly formed health service and subsequently across all public services. Their legacy lives on today with the thousands of Windrush descendants now working across the NHS and other public services. In 2020 they have all carried the enormous burden of managing the pandemic, working tirelessly alongside colleagues from across the world.
Newsround have lots of useful information about the Windrush generation, including:
Sing along at 10.20am on Monday with Colourful radio! You Can Get It If You Really Want by Desmond Dekker will be the song for Windrush this year.
Find the track here - The song was chosen in discussion with members of the community and the idea is to create a moment of unity across Lambeth to acknowledge the Windrush Generation.