VE75 - Friday 8th May 2020
This Friday marks the 75th Anniversary of VE day. Seventy-five years ago many events were held across the country to celebrate the Allied Victory in Europe, towards the end of World War II. Usually we would celebrate special occasions like this in school, unfortunately due to current circumstances we cannot do this together, so instead we would like to encourage families to mark this event remotely in their own way.
We would love to share all the wonderful things happening at home during this day. Please let us know what you get up to by emailing your child's class teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideas for celebrations at home
- Have a Stay Home - Stay Safe Garden Party or picnic
- Dress up in red,white and blue or 1940s style costume
- Design your own celebratory hat to wear
- Make some red, white and blue bunting or decorations to hang up
- Draw some posters or make a flag to wave
- Listen to and learn some popular wartime songs
- Learn some wartime dance steps - bop along to your own Lindy Hop!
- Make some 1940s inspired recipes
- Decorate some VE75 themed smilestones
There are many resources available on the web. Here are a few we recommend:
Royal British Legion (RBL):
With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity, including:
- A live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15am
- National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence
- A UK-wide singalong to Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again at 9pm
- A VE Day learning pack for children aged 7-14 years
- An evening of memories and music in partnership from 8pm on BBC One
Twinkl: (click here to access)
Some fun crafts and activities for children including:
- Design your own VE medal
- Make your own Spitfire Glider
- Colour your own bunting
- Reading activities
We look forward to seeing how you celebrate VE75 on Friday (or this weekend)!