How has the Windrush Generation alongside South Asian immigrants post-WWII contributed to the growth of modern Britain?
In this elective, students have been exploring migration to Britain post-World War Two from the Caribbean and South Asia. They have had the professional role of academics in writing essays and tackling extended reading.
A key point of enquiry has been ‘How did Black and Asian communities face up to adversity?’ This has allowed students to think critically about the cultural and political richness minority ethnic communities have added to modern Britain.
In an effort to encourage our young people to find out more about the past through their loved ones, the students have been conducting their own interviews. With this, they were able to understand the experiences of people migrating to Britain from a more personal perspective. Take a look at one extract from Umar, alongside Adrijus’s piece::
U- Do you think Britain is multicultural?
D- “ obviously this is a multicultural country and is a multi-faith country.” “ Everybody's free to do what they want and say what they want to say.”
‘I’ve learnt a lot about how the West Indians and Jamaicans lived and how they had to live when they moved to Britain. This elective has been very informative and important, especially during societies current focus on systemic racism.’