VE 75 Celebrations

Friday 8th May, as you are aware is a Bank Holiday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

 

To mark this occasion, children in school will be learning about the significance of this day. They will also be learning about the importance of building friendships and community, solving conflicts, importance of respect and tolerance for others as well as messages of hope. These key learning points are even more valuable today in these exceptional times.

 

I don't know if you have got anything planned but here is a link with lots of ideas from afternoon tea to making your own bunting and also ideas to join the nation in the ‘Tommy in the Window Campaign’. I have also added the key timetable of national events below.

 

 

 

'Whiston Bake Off' - VE 75 Day Celebrations

Sharing and celebrating and join in the'Whiston Bake Off'

 

Why not join us in commemorating VE 75 Day by baking and having a little fun with 'The Whiston Bake Off!' 

Celebrate in style by baking cakes, scones or cup cakes to add to your picnic or afternoon tea and then send us your photos, so we can see your scrumptious delights. Or, think about decorating some shop bought ones with red, white and blue.

 

Whatever you choose to do, we would love to see photos of you in your red, white and blue, baking and eating cake or perhaps a photograph of your ‘Tommy in the Window.’

VE Day national timetable

  • 11am — Two-minute national silence to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe.
  • 2.45pm - 3.45pm — The first of two special BBC One  programmes to mark VE75, including extract from Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech delivered at 3pm on VE Day.
  • Afternoon — Britons encouraged to hold 1940s-style afternoon tea parties at home rather than street parties, including homemade bunting and recipes from the era or just a picnic in your garden.
  • 9pm — Address by the Queen followed by national doorstep rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s "We’ll Meet Again".

However you choose to commemorate this anniversary, please send us your photographs of you having fun: t.angell@wji.wwpat.org  and I will upload them below.

 

Keep safe, keep smiling and have fun together!!

Tommy in the Window Campaign

How to get involved in the Tommy in the window campaign

People in lockdown are being urged to commemorate the occasion from home displaying a specially designed image of a Second World War soldier in their windows.

The armed forces charity Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), which also organises the Poppy Appeal, has launched the "Tommy in the window" campaign, producing specially designed figures of British troops.

Whiston celebrate VE 75 Day in style at home - first photos added

We also had fun preparing and celebrating in school ...