Coming this March
Resources to support schools celebrate the build up to the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Friday 8th May 2020
Look out for a special delivery of our VE Day Souvenir Pack coming to your school this March
A range of dynamic interdisciplinary online resources aimed at Level 2 and 3 of Curriculum for Excellence (adaptable for other levels)
Ideas for how to celebrate VE Day in your school, including hosting a Street Party, a Jiggerbug dance competition, a 1940’s Ration inspired bake sale, a Pop-Up Parlour for 1940’s makeovers, recreate Churchill’s iconic speech or a Tea & Toast event.
A VE Day Souvenir Assembly and Resource Pack
VE Day PowerPoint Resource to hold a VE Day Assembly
Celebrate 75 – 75 interesting short stories/poems/facts about VE Day
VE Day Quizzes
VE Day Learning Resources to stimulate ideas for practitioners to bring to life the momentous day
Including ideas for Learning for Sustainability, remembering the diversity of those involved in WW2, explore technologies experiences and outcomes by creating your own bunting or a host a fashion show, sing-song-sheets and a VE Day Party playlist, code-cracking, VJ Day resources, design a VE Day tattoo and much more.
We are looking for schools who are hosting VE Day events in their school.
We want to hear what you are planning, and four schools will be selected to have a visit from Bud, (week of May 4th 2020) our truck that transforms into an interactive museum about the history of the poppy, Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory and remembrance.
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0141 338 6587
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day (Great Britain) or V-E Day (North America), or simply as V-Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on May 8, 1945.
Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the western world, especially in Great Britain and North America. More than one million people celebrated in the streets throughout Great Britain to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds. Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander incognito among the crowds and take part in the celebrations.