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VE Day

Since 1945 the end of World War Two in Europe has been marked by Victory in Europe Day, better known as VE Day. On 8th May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before. This year, the 8th May 2020 will mark 75 years since the first VE Day! Until the current Covid-19 crisis struck, there had been plans to stage celebratory events and street parties in many places. Sadly, this has all had to be cancelled but many have chosen to celebrate virtually! Holding video parties, decorating our homes or baking to celebrate whilst we are all in lockdown!

VE Day was a very special day in our history, the end of the war with Germany bringing with it, huge joy and celebration but also a chance for reflection. This year marks the 75th Anniversary – a time for us to look back and think about an important time in our history.

Challenges! Challenge 1 –Write a poem imagining you are an evacuee and VE Day has just been announced! Can you perform it in front of your family? Challenge 2 –Create an image or model of a soldier to place in your window for VE Day.

Celebrate VE Day

Ideas and activities to celebrate VE Day at home What is VE Day and how can we celebrate this year?

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