VE Day Celebration

Cheltenham Remembers are inviting local school children to take part in a special week of activities to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and we think it will be an interesting whole school activity to participate in.

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They are encouraging children across Cheltenham to get creative and try a different activity each day in the lead up to VE Day on Friday 8th May. 

They have created an activity pack which you can download from cheltenhamremembers.org.uk/ve-day-75 suitable for people of all ages which includes idea of how to celebrate VE Day at home, children’s activity suggestions and templates for printable bunting and flags.

You can take part in the following activities inspired by VE Day or WW2:

  1. Write a story
  2. Write a poem
  3. Draw a picture
  4. Make a model (e.g. a miniature street party scene or a model air raid shelter made of cardboard boxes)
  5. Say thank you - write a letter or record a video (we will try to circulate these to local veterans via the Royal British Legion and RAF Association)
  6. Ask someone about the war (see suggested questions in the activity pack)
  7. Decorate their windows red white and blue (see printable bunting in the activity pack)

Please share your creations and celebrations with photos@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk and we will share a selection with Cheltenham Remembers to add to their image gallery.

Chelteneham Remembers will also be posting an images on their website and Facebook page each day showing aspects of wartime Cheltenham. This may be of interest to older children (evacuees, bombing, air raid shelters, scrap metal collection, dig for victory etc…)

You may also like to participate in the following event:

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