75th Anniversary of VE Day Challenge
On Friday 8 May 2020 Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed but we still want you to be able to mark the occasion, share your pride in our country and honour the men and women of WW2.
The BBC are promoting an initiative to your own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display.
We want to create a school bunting to display on the fence over the weekend of Friday 8 May - Sunday 10 May. Pegs will be provided along the school fence and we are inviting you to make one triangle of bunting each so that we can put it together to make one long school 'bunting'.
There are instructions in the link below to get you started using any paper, cereal boxes, string, ribbon, sweet wrappers, felt pens, poster paint you have or whatever you can find. You can decorate your bunting with pictures of whatever inspires you, whether it’s those who fought on the frontline or worked hard on the Homefront, or whether it’s a celebration of enduring peace or your own personal hero.
If you wish to make more bunting, it would be fantastic to display it in your gardens and in your windows! Make sure you share your pictures on social media using the hashtags #GreatBritishBunting, #VEDay75 and #BBCMakeaDifference.
VE DAY 8th May 1945
Bill Dargue has put together a wonderful activity for you to complete which brings VE Day closer to home.
The attempt by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party to take over Europe failed.
Germany surrendered on this day 75 years ago.
> Read about Langar during the Second World War - https://historyoflangarforyoungpeople.jimdofree.com/a-little-history/the-20th-century/the-second-world-war/