VE Day Celebrations

Hi Year 3,

As you are aware, on Friday it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day, which took place 75 years ago on Tuesday 8th May 1945. It was on this day that allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe, sparking celebrations all around the World.

Back in 1945, a national holiday was declared and there was dancing and singing happening in the streets across Britain. A crowd of 50,000 people was packed into Piccadilly circus, London, many of whom were waving Union Jack flags. At 3pm, Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, broadcast from the War Cabinet Office to tell the nation war was over.

Originally people all over the country were hoping to commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II, on Friday. People across Britain are now thinking of ways to celebrate in a socially distant way. I will be putting out bunting, learning some traditional dances and having afternoon tea. Year 3 you know how much I love cake! I have also been getting creative, what do you think?

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Please send any photos of your VE Day celebrations to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk, I would love to see how you are celebrating.

Stay safe and well,

Miss Hawtin x

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