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ECA hold UK’s first online Windrush celebration?

Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) organised a Zoom quiz to remember and honour the Windrush generation. The pioneering group of Caribbean people who came to the UK in 1948, to rebuild the country after the Second World War.

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Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) organised a Zoom quiz to remember and honour the Windrush generation. The pioneering group of Caribbean people who came to the UK in 1948, to rebuild the country after the Second World War.

The event was led by quiz mistress Denise Parks. There were two rounds the first aptly on the Windrush, was won by youngsters Kamilah and Kenya. On winning they said they had swotted up for the quiz. Their studies clearly paid off. Well done to them.

The second round featured questions that were mainly on African American history. There was fierce competition, however June outdid her rivals and came first. The winner, June said it was fun and she would love another longer quiz soon. The well attended event was clearly enjoyed by all. Contestants participated either as individuals or in pairs.

According to ECA Chair, Oveta McInnis, “This quiz was a good example of ECA thinking outside the box. We have embraced new technology, to continue to support the remembering of the Windrush generation. There has been very good feedback from the participants and we may well use this model again for future quizzes.

During the Summer 2020, ECA will again be embracing new technology to facilitate online learning. The ECA has joined together with Street Watch Edmonton to launch a FREE Summer School Catch-Up Programme for Year 10 students who attend school and/or live in the London Borough of Enfield.

PLEASE NOTE: If your organisation have previously organised an onine or virtual Windrush celebration, then let us know. Feel free to drop us a line at editor@theeca.org.uk.