We are being encouraged to forgo group gatherings for afternoon tea and picnics/parties, and instead hold a smaller celebration in the garden or on a doorstep with your household. Think mini sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream and a good old cup of tea. If you need inspirations, more ideas, recipes or tips on how to throw your own VE Day Stay At Home Street Party, the government have sent up a website dedicated to providing you with a full toolkit of resources at www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk
As a whole school, we would love to see what you do!
Message from Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR
" We are encouraging all those taking part to undertake the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of their own home by standing up and raise a glass of refreshment of their choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you,” using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy
and share the freedom we have today.
However, you could take part in celebrations safely from home by joining your BBC Local Radio station initiative in making your own VE Day Great British Bunting. Download everything you need at bbc.co.uk/makeadifference
The Royal British Legion is calling on people across the UK to join in a moment of reflection and Remembrance at 11am on Friday 8th May, the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, and pause for a Two Minute Silence. I hope that we will all support this aspect of VE Day from the safety of our homes too."
Victory by Cristina Daura will form part of the online exhibition by the Imperial War Museums. Photograph: Cristina Daura © Imperial War Museums
Barcelona-based Daura said: “Victory can be seen as something strong. But, at the same time fragile. It’s not something we are given for free.”
She has captioned her bold, colourful, abstract work, entitled Victory, with the message she aims to convey: “Victory is both a strong and a fragile concept. The illustration depicts victory achieved at the end of conflict as if it were a seed that must be nurtured in order to thrive. Like a flower, victory must be taken care of in order to be re-gifted to future generations.”