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Walthamstow School for Girls

The Windrush Freedom Walk

Year 7 Windrush Freedom Walk on 12th June 2023.

On Monday 12th June, 21 Year 7 students accompanied by Ms. Cato and Dr. Rose went on a Windrush Freedom Walk in sunny Walthamstow. 

Our tour guide, Peter Ashan took us to local places filled with historical evidence of Walthamstow's multi- ethnic community.

Here is what some of our students said about the tour:

"I really enjoyed the trip. I learned about many things, like evidence of the slave trade in Walthamstow, and Beryl Swain the first woman to take part in a motorcycle race. I also really liked the mural about Rock Against Racism and the story behind it. Thank you!" Humaira. S

"Interesting, exciting and historical!" Akeelah

"I enjoyed how we explored different areas and were told the history of things. The highlight for me though, was when we saw a painting of Beryl Swain and we were told many great things about her. Another highlight was when we saw Sarah Bonell's plaque in St. Mary's Church and learned how she left money in her will to open a school for girls in the 18th century because they were not given a proper education." Abigail