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VE Day Celebrations

The 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. The 75th anniversary provides us with an opportunity to remember the enormous sacrifices that were made by previous generations at home and abroad, and to celebrate the arrival of peace in Europe.  Although many community celebrations have been cancelled due to Covid-19, as a Foundation we have undertaken various activities to commemorate the day. 

  • Foundation performance of 'White Cliffs of Dover'. Please download a copy of the music (see below) and practice singing or playing it. You can then stand outside your house on Friday 8 May after the 2 minutes silence at 11am and perform the song in honour of our World War II heroes. 

Foundation VE Day Concert

Pupils were asked to submit a video of themselves playing a piece of music reminiscent of the 30s and 40s, and this has been put together into one video, to be shared with our community on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Congratulations to all who feature - we have some extraordinarily talented musicians across the Foundation! 

 

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VE Day Assemblies

Please find below links to VE Day assemblies that have taken place this week. Please note that you will need to be logged in to a Foundation account to view the King's High School and Warwick Junior School videos on Microsoft Stream.

King's High School

Warwick Junior School

Warwick Preparatory School

 

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Baking with Rations!

King's High pupil Eowyn has filmed her making carrot scones using rationed ingredients for pupils to cook along at home!

 

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Liam Byrne in Y6 at Warwick Junior School tried out a wartime recipe called 'Eggless Sponge' in celebration of VE Day.

 

Decorations

Pupils at King's High School and Warwick Prep School made bunting to decorate houses and gardens. Some bunting has also been sent to Montgomery Court and Leycester House care homes.  

The town of Warwick was also decorated for the occasion. Thank you to the Baldry family for sending us these lovely photos from their daily walk. 

 

KHS VE Day Booklet

Pupils at King's High School produced a booklet which was distributed to nursing homes through the charity Kissing it Better. The booklet contains poems, artwork, creative writing, recipes and historical pictures. A full copy of the booklet can be downloaded below, or viewed by clicking this link.

The booklet was very well received by residents at Park View Care Home in Warwick. Caty Oates, from the charity Kissing it Better, commented "I was at Park View and it was wonderful to see the ladies enjoying looking thorough the booklet, a group of three spent about 20 minutes going through it while Victoria and Lindsay were performing VE music.  One resident, Yvonne commented on how much she loved the artwork and how colourful the pieces were."

"Thanks so much again for organising and putting together this booklet, the residents have loved seeing all of the talented students work and reading their kind words. Here are a few photos of residents receiving them today." Coral, Care UK. 

 

Celebrations at Home

Pupils across the Foundation joined in with a recital of 'The White Cliffs of Dover', and decorated their houses with bunting and flags. 

 

 

We would love to see how you commemerate VE Day in your houses. Please email us on foundationathome@warwickschools.co.uk with your pictures.