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What is VE Day?

On 7 May 1945 the formal act of military surrender was signed by Germany, ending the war in Europe. The next day celebrations broke out all over the world to mark Victory in Europe or VE Day. VE Day or Victory in Europe Day marked the end of fighting in Europe during the Second World War – which had lasted nearly 6 years. On 7th May 1945, Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio that Germany had officially surrendered. In Britain, Churchill marked the occasion by declaring 8 May a public holiday. People held parties, danced and sang in the streets.

To mark the 75th Anniversary the Bank Holiday was moved to Friday 8th May. While we couldn’t have big gatherings due to lockdown – many had street parties at a social distance and sat out in their front gardens. 


VE Day 75th Anniversary

Despite being unable to celebrate and commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day due to the Covid 19 pandemic our community still celebrated in their own ways from their homes which was captured in this video montage. It is great to see that so many students were able to take part and commemorate.

Years 7-9 were also tasked with a project to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The students made a fantastic effort and we are proud to show off their efforts.

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