V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebration.
CALLING ALL HISTORY DETECTIVES!
Find out how WW2 affected your family and the roles they played in the war effort! Were they evacuated? Were they in the army? Present your findings in any format you like; create a news broadcast, write a factfile or record a zoom interview. Please email all challenges to the school office.
Click on the link below to look at some of the completed VE Day challenges!
In the document below there are a number of different activities you can choose to complete, which will help you gain an insight into and further your understanding of VE Day. If you complete any of the activities then please email them to the school office.
Historian and presenter Dan Snow has set a creative challenge for school-aged children to research what VE Day is all about. Enter now!
Dan Snow's Challenge
We’re asking you to think about how you would tell the story of VE Day today. There are lots of ways you could bring the story of VE Day to life. You could:
Write a short news report in the style of today or 75 years ago
Make a short video that tells the story of VE Day, either in the style of 75 years ago or how you would tell it today.
Design a newspaper front page or article.
Write or perform a poem, song, drawing or other work of art.
Share the story of someone in your family or area who was involved in the War.
Write or perform a short play about VE Day and what it would have been like 75 years ago.
How to enter
Post your creative content on social media using the #VEDay75 hashtag and tagging Dan Snow in @thehistoryguy on Twitter and Instagram and the DCMS using @DCMS on Twitter and @dcmsgovuk on Instagram.
Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature a selection on the website. Just include your first name, age and town.
Get your entries in by 6 May
We look forward to seeing your entries and hearing your stories!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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