Windrush at St Johns Middle School

On 26 June members of the WAWI Project were invited to attend St John’s Middle School, Bromsgrove to address Year 8 students, primarily on the subject of Windrush and how their contributions have benefited Britain.  

The 50-minute session covered a range of topics including WW1, WW2, Windrush and Walter Tull. To make it as engaging as possible we used video clips, power point presentations, poetry, Battle Standards and individual experiences.

The following excerpt is taken from an email received following our presentation.

“My daughter has just come home from school telling me about this really interesting group that came into school to talk to them about Windrush. After a while it became clear to me that it was WAWI.

The school is St Johns Middle School in Bromsgrove. My daughter was very proud to tell her peers that her mom was involved in supporting the Windrush 75 Celebrations. She said that she really loved the presentation and how nice you all were.

I just wanted to tell you the feedback since it was so positive and to let you know that the work you do in schools makes a difference.

She couldn’t wait to tell me all about it and even made me look up Walter Tull!

I hope WAWI continues to do its good work in the Midlands”

On behalf of the WAWI Project I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in making this visit possible.