Windrush at New Woodlands 2020
NWS pupils remembered Windrush day with great enthusiasm and motivation by completing various activities. It was a delight to see the range of work collated from this whole school effort. Nurture class employed an emphatic approach exploring the difficulties Caribbean people faced when deciding what to pack in their suitcases for their trip to England. Further they wrote about how they would care for a Caribbean child who was now part of their class.
Other work from KS2 pupils ranged from identifying flags of the Caribbean Islands to depicting the Windrush journey - demonstrating excellent map skills. However the outstanding drama production from Mr Diver's class, using the whiteboard displaying the Windrush boat as a backdrop, cleverly in-acted a pupil dressed as a reporter interviewing passengers disembarking from the ship (class pupils)
The exploration continued in KS3/4 where pupils cooked some tasty Caribbean dishes and in English wrote about why these brave people left their places of birth.