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Beechcroft St Paul’s

C of E Primary School

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Our history unit over the next couple of weeks is all around the VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) Celebrations. 

Next Friday, 8th May, is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.


Watch the video, use the powerpoints and activities to find out the importance of the day. Think about what it would have been like to be a child at that time - how would it make you feel? What would that mean for your family? What happened to most of the children in London during World War 2? Did they stay in London? How would an evacuee feel about VE Day?

Why not plan a party for you and your family? Decorate your house, and bake some food that would have been eaten in 1945.


Although most of the national events on 8th May have been cancelled, you and your family may still want to organise a celebration to mark the day. 

You may want to join the nation by taking part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of your own home by standing up and raising a glass of refreshment of your choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you,” using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.


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