VE Day Celebrations

Today, 8th May 2020, is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Victory in Europe Day marks the day in 1945 when Britain and its allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, bringing the war in Europe to an end.

We may not be celebrating today’s important event the way in which we, as a school, had planned. However, many of the staff and children are still planning to mark the day and celebrate it by taking part in different activities – albeit in a different way.

Many of us are going to celebrate at home today by hanging bunting, waving flags or maybe even dressing in red, white and blue. I am sure many of us will be watching programmes on television, enjoying tea parties and maybe even singing wartime songs.

Last night, Miss Atkins watched a programme about a wartime sweetheart, who is known as Dame Vera Lynn. She is widely known for singing songs during the war to the troops. Her most famous songs, that I am sure you will recognise from our previous remembrance assemblies at school, are ‘We’ll Meet Again’ and ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’.

This morning, I remembered all of the service men and women along with the rest of the nation as I watched the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall lead the 2 minute silence at Balmoral Castle.

Miss Atkins and Little Miss Atkins have also been busy making and decorating treats for afternoon tea. We have made a large chocolate rice crispy chocolate cake and decorated it with a pink and white marshmallow Union Jack.

I can’t wait to try it with a lovely cup of tea!

I would really like you to share how you are celebrating this special day of remembrance with your family. If you would like to share your photographs of how you are celebrating VE Day, please send them to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk or upload them to class dojos.

Take care Year 5 and enjoy celebrating VE Day in your own special way.

Hope to see you all soon,

Miss Atkins x

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