VE 75 CELEBRATIONS
This week is a Bank Holiday week. This year our May Bank Holiday is on a Friday to celebrated VE day. Unfortunately, the current situation means that the plans for the long weekend nationally are on hold.
This week we are going to focus on VE day for a themed week. Rememeber you have Friday 'off school' though! All our tasks this week will focus on VE Day. However, if you want to dabble in a bit of maths or other subject area, remember there is BBC Bitesize and the Oak Academy sites. Our Titanic project will continue next week.
Here is a definition of VE day from the imperial war museum.
8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it. It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families, and cities; and had brought huge suffering and privations to the populations of entire countries.
Millions of people rejoiced in the news that Germany had surrendered, relieved that the intense strain of total war was finally over. In towns and cities across the world, people marked the victory with street parties, dancing and singing.
But it was not the end of the conflict, nor was it an end to the impact the war had on people. The war against Japan did not end until August 1945, and the political, social and economic repercussions of the Second World War were felt long after Germany and Japan surrendered.