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75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020

On Friday 8th May 2020 people in the United Kingdom will remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. This is a special day called VE Day.  VE Day took place on May 8th 1945. It was a public holiday and day of celebration to mark the defeat of Germany by the Allied forces in the Second World War.

Watch this video below to hear about how people celebrated and what happened during the celebrations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr 

VE day was typically celebrated with families and neighbours holding street parties in the roads outside their houses. However, due to the current social distancing measures, we are unable to do this – but let’s not let that stop us!

Don’t forget, the Queen herself will be giving a special address to the nation (her second during the coronavirus pandemic), at 9am on 8th May – which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day.

Activities

- Watch this clip about VE Day https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

- Read information about VE Day in the attachment at the bottom of the page.

- You could Facetime or Zoom a family friend or relation who remembers what life was like during World War 2. You could ask them to share memories and photographs with you.

- Get ready for VE Day by making some bunting to decorate your house.

VE Day Bunting Template and instructions

- Share your VE celebration photographs on the Weduc app.

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