We’re offering special packs to our residents and staff to help them celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in lockdown.
The anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on 8th May was set to be a significant occasion with the May bank holiday moved and largescale events planned to commemorate the landmark.
We’re working with the Royal British Legion, National Memorial Arboretum and Citizen to help people mark the anniversary from their home by reading about VE Day and taking part in activities.
There are packs for children and adults and they include puzzles, recipes, extracts from Churchill speeches, lyrics to war songs and much more.
Brian Simpson, Chief Executive said: “We’re delighted to be able to give our customers the chance to mark this hugely significant anniversary.
“Out of lockdown this would have been a very special anniversary and it’s important that this isn’t lost.
“We hope the packs help individuals and families engage with and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in a really positive way.”
Packs are available for 7-11-year-olds, 11-16-year-olds and 16+.
Download them from the National Memorial Arboretum website here OR via the links below:
- VE_Day_75_Activity_Pack FINAL VERSION.pdf [pdf] 4MB
- ve_day_75_worksheet_key_stage_2.pdf [pdf] 2MB
- ve_day_75_worksheet_key_stage_3_4.pdf [pdf] 2MB
Due to current social distance guidelines, you may not be able to host the party you were planning, though don't let VE Day go by without joining in the fun!
Join your neighbours in a national 'Stay at Home' street party!
Deck out your home with red, white and blue and check out the stay at home party plan below.
It should be a great opportunity to connect with your neighbours while staying safe and compliant with social distancing guidelines.