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VE Day activities

 

VE Day, which stands for Victory of Europe Day, was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945. It marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign and was a cause for celebration all over the world. At 3pm that day, Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the nation that the war was over. In London, a crowd of 50,000 celebrated the momentous event in Piccadilly Circus, cheering and waving flags in the street. This year is particularly special as it’s the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

 

Your tasks

 

We would like you to find a way of celebrating VE day at home. Here are some ideas for you:

 

1) Hold a picnic in your front garden, or on your doorstep. If the weather isn’t good, you could always host an afternoon tea indoors with your household – and invite extended friends and family to join you on a video call, using a platform such as Zoom, FaceTime or Houseparty.

 

2) Do some baking in preparation for your picnic/afternoon tea. You could make cakes or scones for example. Here is a recipe for scones: 

3. Decorate your house; you could create some bunting (either print out this one or create your own):
4) Design a VE day medal. There are instructions on the document below:
Make sure you take photos of everything you create and do. We're really looking forward to seeing how you celebrate this momentous day (and the days leading up to it)!
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