Friday 8th May 2020

We would usually celebrate special events like VE75 in school and we’d like to encourage you to mark the occasion in some way from your own home. Don't forget to send us your VE75 photos or artwork and we'll create a gallery throughout the day, so that you can see what your classmates are up to! Scroll down for more ideas and resources.

Here's our VE75 Celebration Wall!

 

How are you and your family marking VE75?

Can you come up with some ideas to celebrate VE75 at home?

You could have a Stay Home - Stay Safe Garden Party! Make some red, white and blue bunting to hang up and have a picnic in your front garden if you have one. Maybe your neighbours could do the same and you can all have a safe-distance street party!

You could draw some posters, learn some of the popular wartime songs, or learn to Lindy Hop! 

Resources

 

English Heritage have put together a great VE Day at Home Pack which has:

1940s inspired recipes

Lyrics to popular songs from the time so that you can learn to sing along

Tips for how to dance the Lindy Hop Swing to get your party going!

You can download their pack here

If you have Spotify, you can download their VE75 Play List here

 

Visit the English Heritage website for more VE75 inspiration. 

The BBC has some resources aimed at children, to help them understand what VE Day is all about:

BBC Teach: KS2 History VE Day

Newsround - VE Day: What is it, when is it, why do we celebrate it?

BBC's Programme for VE Day

The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activities. Click here for loads of great information about VE Day. Activities on Friday 8th May include:

  • 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 with the BBC from 8pm on BBC One

  • You can find out more about these events here

We can't wait to see how you celebrate VE75 on Friday!

 

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