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Posted on: 08/05/2020

Marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

As you will know, Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. As the nation commemorates the end of the Second World War, we would love to bring our community together, virtually. Here are some suggestions of activities in which your family can participate. It would be great to create a communal commemoration.

Please send us pictures and videos by Monday 11th at 12:00pm to help create a TWGSB VE Day 75 celebration.

Please use your school "onedrive" account to share the files with jfiveash@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk or alternatively, you can use google drive or the website wetransfer.com

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting - Use this link to design bunting and send pictures to us

www.nam.ac.uk – National military service Virtual VE Day 75 Festival

www.english-heritage.org.uk/ve  - Great information and activities for a VE Day party pack, recipes for 1940s dishes, song lyrics to popular songs and dancing the lindy hop swing. We’d love to see what you’ve done so please send pictures and videos. 

www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk/dan-snows-ve-dau-challenge - lots of activities and ideas that you can send to Dan Snow and us at TWGSB. Perform a song, write a poem, share a story about someone in your family during WW2 or write and perform a short play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4idj7fI6OZg - A short documentary about life during the air raids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuO1CYsPf_M - A short documentary about children during the war

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/user/90/u2737290.shtml - For first-hand accounts

www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk/vetrans_stories - First-hand accounts

www.britishlegion.org.uk/stories/ve-day-singalong - join the live singalong at 9pm 8th May, and watch the BBC at 3pm to hear Winston Churchill’s victory speech and at 9pm to hear the Queen

We’ll Meet Again!...

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