A member of the ‘Windrush’ generation who is now 102 visited a school with his granddaughter to tell his story.

Norman Mitchell was a young man when he came to Britain from the Caribbean and settled in north London where he raised his family.

He joined Chalk Hill School's special Windrush celebration assembly with the Mayor of Brent to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the ship's arrival at Tilbury in July 1953, bringing the first West Indian immigrants to Britain.

Norman was invited with granddaughter Ayanna Mitchell by the Wembley school’s community cohesion pastoral worker Maureen Anthony to watch pupils perform steel pans and read poetry.

“The assembly was a testament to the children’s creativity to honour the historical milestone,” Maureen explained. “Their performance captured the essence of the stories of those who paved the way for a diverse and inclusive society.”

The assembly hall was transformed into a stage for teacher Elise Oti’s Year-5 pupils performing for Mayor Orleen Hylton, Brent Council leader Cllr Muhammed Butt and Cllr Robert Johnson, who is also vice chair of the school governors.

The assembly ended with Norman answering children’s questions about his life.