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Benson children launch ‘Windrush Generation Exhibition’ at Birmingham Central Library

Yesterday 15 children from Year 4 were honoured and privileged to take part in the opening ceremony of ‘The Windrush Generation Exhibition’ at Birmingham Central Library, marking the 70th anniversary of Empire Windrush’s arrival in Britain. The exhibition, organised by the VOWS Community Enterprise, and housed on the 3rd floor of the library, displayed art work and poetry created by all the children in Year 4.

Amongst specially invited guests, the children helped carry flags and read poetry. Once the exhibition was formally opened by the children and the guest of honour Eunice McGhie-Belgrave MBE, who travelled from Jamaica with her family in 1957 to start a new life in Birmingham, the children were able to meet other members of the Windrush generation and wander around the poignant exhibition.

The artwork and poetry produced by our pupils, illustrated what the Windrush Generation’s contributions to British life and local communities means to them.

The Exhibition is open to all members of the public until the end of June 2018 and we would urge all our parents and children to visit this wonderful event. In addition, more of our children’s ‘Windrush’ artwork and poetry has been displayed in the local Springhill Tesco store.

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