Celebrating the Pioneers of the Windrush Generation 

Covid 19 - project is on-line during the pandemic. When it is safe to do so the project will be running live on board the ship, the MV Balmoral .

Meanwhile this page reports on the online activity for Windrush Day (22nd June) and the  partnerships with Poets, Film Makers, Radiio Broadcasters, Journalists and Social Entrepenuers across Bristol that have been building events in Bristol on board the MV Balmoral over the last three years to celebrate the pioneers.

 press release for details 


Celebrating Pioneers of Migration 

Animation by 8th Sense Media


Windrush Day June 22nd 2020 

Film, Poetry and History Events on the MV Balmoral in Bristol Harbour

  • Bristol's cultural heritage
  • Migration
  • Navigation
  • Trade 
  • Colonialism
  • Poetry and creative writing
  • Engineering
  • Maritime history
  • School Curriculum in relation to Black Lives Matter
  • Anti Racism

Poetry workshop. An introduction to the on-line poetry workshops being broadcast live from a ship in Bristol's historic harbour during the week leading up to Windrush Day 22nd June 2020

 Manu introduces the poetry workshops

Online Poetry Workshops - home learners and teachers


Student Responses - Trinity Academy

Student Responses - Oasis John Williams Academy

Short Film of pilot project in June 2019


Pioneers of the Windrush Generation: Learning Resources

Learning resources that weave empathy with migrant populations and anti racism into standard Primary School curriculum topics.

 Pupil Worksheets and Teachers Activity Plans and Notes can be downloaded on this link

A collaboration between

The Ship, the MV Balmoral in Bristol's Harbour

8th Sense Media 

Roger Griffith MBE 


Volunteers from the Bristol community

Engineers and ex-merchant seaman 


Sponsored by


Ministry of Housing,

Communities & Local Government