Welcome to the Geraldine Connor Foundation's Windrush Learning Resource! 

We have created this comprehensive resource to help you learn about the mass migration of people from the Caribbean to the UK between 1948 - 1971, commonly called 'Windrush'. 

About the Learning Resource

The Windrush Learning Resource is split into seven sections, each exploring a different topic relating to Windrush and the experiences of the Windrush Generation: 

Arriving in England

Contribution to Economy

Contribution to Culture



Food and Drink

The Front Room

You can work through these sections in order or dip in and out as you like. Each one has a video that features interviews with first generation Windrush migrants and their families. Hear them discuss their experiences of arriving in post-war Britain and how they have settled as residents of Leeds. 

We have also included some information that contextualises each section to help you learn more about the contribution the Windrush Generation made to Britain. Read through this then have a go at the tasks we've suggested. Please share any images or work you do on social media and tag @thegcfoundation - we love seeing what you get up to! 


There are lots of different words that people use when they talk about the international movement of people. To help you understand, we've made a list of important words that we use when we talk about people moving from different countries and settling in new ones. Some have more than one definition, because words can be complex and sometimes people don't agree what they mean! 

Have a read of these definitions. Do you understand them? Are any of these words new to you?

You can download this information sheet here

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