Unfortunately due to lockdown the ‘VE Day street party’ that the School Council at Holly Grove had organised could not go ahead. But lockdown and Covid-19 did not stop Holly Grove’s staff and pupils from celebrating VE Day in their own special way. Holly Grove sent out activity packs to each pupil and a list of ways in which they could celebrate whilst staying safely at home.
VE Day on the 7th May marked the 75th Anniversary of the surrender of Germany at the end of the Second World War in 1945. Staff and pupils were encouraged to hang bunting up and turn their streets red, white and blue, make Union Jack flags, have a 1940s style picnic, listen to old music, learn about their families involvement in WWII and raise a good old cup of tea to our heroes.
At 11am a 2 minutes silence was held to remember all the fallen heroes and reflect on the service and sacrifice given by so many.
At 3pm families were invited to clap on their doorstep and say “to those who gave so much we thank you.”
At 9pm the Queen gave a speech to the nation. The Queen said the message of VE Day is “never give up, never despair.” Click here to watch the Queens speech.
At 9.15pm the nation was invited to sing along in a rendition of Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again.’ To watch the video click here.
We have received some fantastic photos from all our staff and pupils. We hope you all had a fantastic day celebrating such a momentous occasion.
“Reo Has Really Enjoyed Making Bunting For Our V.E Day Party In The Garden And He Even Made A Scone And Tasted Some Of The Cream , He Also Loved Watching The Red Arrows On TV Doing The Fly Over.”