On Thursday 7th May at 2pm we celebrated the VE Day 75 year anniversary together via a virtual tea party! Lots of people had managed to dress up in 1940s style and everyone had union bunting and flags up for us all to see.
During the party, we talked about what VE day is and shared the story of Victory in Europe Day through a Story Massage story. Leigh read the story and Clare demonstrated the signs, everyone joined in and some students and parents even got to enjoy having a massage!
We also shared a very special video featuring our very own Vice Principal Bec. In the video, Bec, has dressed up in 1940s clothes and had her hair done in a special style, called victory rolls; she listens to some 1940s music and then a very famous speech by Winston Churchill, who was the Prime Minister at the time. Bec discussed with everyone what she has learnt about 1940s fashion and hairstyles; there were no hair tongs or straighteners then!
Claire talked to everyone about The ladies Land Army and shared stories about her allotment. We also heard from Ciara about wartime baking. Ciara then shared with us, a very special hand written wartime recipe book of her Nan’s. Kim shared with us all about 1940s dance and talked about special dances called swing and the jitterbug which sound like fun but look really hard to do.
Students shared their news and showed us what they had been up to. Everyone had been planting their seeds to do some home growing; we saw home made bunting, flags and some delicious looking cakes!
It was really lovely to get together and celebrate with everyone. We even had special visits from our Principal Deb, directors Franki and Mark and our speech and language therapist Nia.
It certainly was a very special tea party and we ended by all singing and signing to We’ll Meet Again.