Friday 8th May will mark 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day as the United Kingdom remembers the end of war in Europe.
This is the day in which the Allied Forces formally announced the surrender of Germany, which brought the Second World War to a close in Europe.
We celebrate this day to commemorate the armed forces and navy personnel who lost their lives in battle.
The current situation means that large scale national, local and school celebrations will not go ahead as planned, but there is still plenty going on to help you celebrate this victorious day.
People are being encouraged to decorate their homes in red, white and blue, and to hold a ‘stay at home street party’.
There are lots of free downloadable resources available online to help you be part of the celebrations. Some of these include:
- https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/toolkit/ – facts, bunting, colouring, posters and recipes
- www.twinkl.co.uk – search for VE Day. You will find DIY spitfire gliders, bunting, posters, wartime recipes, activities and challenges and plenty more!
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr – looks in detail at the history of WW2
- https://bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/resources/ve-day-learning-resources – activity packs and colouring sheets
- https://northleeds.mumbler.co.uk/ways-to-celebrate-ve-day-at-home-with-the-family-during-lockdown/ – some lovely ideas about ways to celebrate with the family. It includes games such as: Air Raid statues, pass the parcel, 1940’s Bingo and Soldier Says!
However you decide to celebrate, why not take a photograph and send it into school. We would love to create a collage of your celebrations!
Remember, the most important part is making sure you #stayhomesavelives