Colburn Primary School holds street party to celebrate VE Day anniversary

Pupils at Colburn Community Primary School ended a fun-filled week of 1945 activities with a street party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The children, who are in school as their parents and carers are key workers, learnt about life in 1945 through a variety of activities delivered by their teachers and teaching assistants throughout the week.

Activities included dressing up as evacuees and writing letters home, listening to speeches made by Winston Churchill, making and flying Spitfire planes, designing and making their own patriotic bunting, learning the song ‘We’ll Meet Again’, making their own butter, playing traditional games from the era and decorating army boots with flags and poppies.

The children made ration books and competed in their very own 1945 Bake Off. Without adult support, they used 1945 ingredients to make orange and honey drop biscuits.

Year 6 pupil Josh said: “It is important that we remember all the people who fought in World War Two so that we can live in a free country.”

Headteacher Jane Knowlson said: “Our key worker children in school have enjoyed finding out about World War 2, the importance of VE Day, and the community spirit across the country during and after the war.

“This is very significant in the current climate as during lockdown our children are aware of the sacrifices made by front-line workers today, including their parents and carers and are experiencing the same community spirit.” [kofi]