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Leighton Primary School

VE Day 8th May 75th Anniversay

Ground crew on a RAF Bomber Command station in Britain return the V-sign to a neighbouring searchlight crew . Silhouetted is the nose of a Lancaster. V is for Victory!

RAF Bomber Squadron turned their search lights into a V to mark victory in Europe at the end of World War II.

Friday is VE day. This year it is a bank holiday as it is its 75th anniversary. We pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now more than ever it is important to unite in recognition of service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago.

There is a powerpoint attached with lots of information about the day and some great ideas for researching it further and activities to complete.  I've added some links of websites that have lots of home learning ideas. Some people are choosing to have parties in their houses with the families they live with, or some in their back gardens so the whole street can join in (still following the social distancing rules). If you have any work or photos to share, please email them in.

Two Minute Silence: Friday 8th May 11am.

At 11am, we're encouraging people across all generations and communities to take part in a national moment of Remembrance and pause for a Two Minute Silence to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.

BBC Video Clip all about VE Day

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

The Royal British Legion

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-day-75

Bletchley Park: Master code breakers!

https://bletchleypark.org.uk/blog/celebrate-ve-day-at-home-with-bletchley-park

Imperial War Museum

https://www.iwm.org.uk/learning