The 8th of May 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day – Victory in
Europe. It is a day that celebrates the acceptance by the Allies of World War
Two of Nazi Germany’s surrender of its armed forces. People celebrated by holding street parties and danced and sang in the streets all night. Now although we could not celebrate in the same way, we were determined to make it one to remember!
As a result, The Etone History and Food department decided to work together to encourage our pupils to get involved in socially distanced street parties or for them to further their historical knowledge and understanding. Pupils were given a variety of tasks to choose from, from watching to reading to baking!
Our Key Stage 3 pupils amazed us with their dedication to their studies by
completing at least one of our tasks. We received images of traditional and wartime recipes that had been recreated, knowledge quizzes based on the war with a mark scheme, and news reports they had produced based on real footage they had watched from VE day! Here is a selection of some of the impressive and creative pieces that have been produced.