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VE Celebrations at Hazeley

VE Day Celebrations at Hazeley

 

Many organisations had prepared celebrations for our national bank holiday for VE Day on Friday 8 May this year but have had to cancel them due to the social distancing restrictions and to keep veterans safe. However, many have organised and prepared home packs with lots of activities for families to celebrate and remember the 75th anniversary of VE day which I have shared in the home learning presentation on VE Day.

 

The Second World War was fought on the Home Front as well as on the battlefield with the Blitz taking a great toll on the lives of those at home, so when the war was finally over, there was great rejoicing and celebration. Churchill’s leadership during the war was unrelenting and he made many speeches that summed up the human spirit as he saw it, in times of war including this quote “In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity, In Peace: Good Will”.

 

Year 10 students in the Student Council had been working on lessons for younger students as part of their character lessons and have also prepared a wonderful display in the school corridor but as these are on hold for the moment and in the meantime, please see attached the VE Day presentation for students as part of developing their 3Cs values and holistic education.

 

In the presentation you will find explanations about VE and VJ Day (more details about this will follow in July as Japan surrendered in August of 1945), there are lots of thinking questions for students on why wars happen, Churchill’s speech, creating a 1940s hairdo and how artists represent social and political events in their artwork. The home pack links included are from the Royal British Legion, Bletchley Park and English Heritage and include a multitude of activities that can be prepared and planned by families for 8 May. If you have any images, photos or messages that you would be happy to share on the Hazeley twitter account, our news website or display in school please do send them to Miss Mckenzie using the email below stipulating which of the formats you would prefer.

 

If you have any queries or questions please contact me at lmckenzie@thehazeleyacademy.com

 

Royal Mail are releasing new stamps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day including Commonwealth troops on a parade in 1945