Windrush Day – level 3

28-06-2023 07:00

Last week, Britain marked 75 years since the very first ship arrived from the Caribbean at Tilbury Docks in Essex.

On board HMT Empire Windrush were hundreds of migrants who came to Britain on the 22nd of June 1948 to help rebuild the country after the Second World War. Many more Caribbean people would follow in the subsequent years, and they added significantly to modern British culture.

There was dancing, singing, and celebration at services in Windsor, Southwark Cathedral, and London Waterloo Station. King Charles recognized the immeasurable difference made by the Windrush generation.

However, there was also anger and hurt. This year marks five years since the Windrush scandal which left thousands facing detention and deportation despite having every right to live in the UK.

Difficult words: subsequent (following), immeasurable (something that can’t be measured), deportation (forcing someone to leave a country).

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