History students celebrate VE Day

VE Day, 8th May 1945, signalled the Allies’ formal acceptance of Germany’s surrender. As we know, this then brought about the end of the Second World War. It marks an important day in our calendar every year, but it is even more significant in 2020 given that it is the 75th anniversary of this event. At the time, the occasion was celebrated by having parties, and singing and dancing in the street. However, its commemoration this year has been unlike others that we have seen before.

To this end, our History Department felt it was important for the students to still take part in VE Day festivities. We ran a competition for Year 8 students that entailed them writing a diary entry, designing a VE Day menu or making bunting. Our students rose to the occasion, producing pieces of work and baked goods that we are very proud of.