On Friday, all the children celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE Day. The day began with a thoughtful chapel service in which we remembered the men who fought in the war, the help from our allies and the hard work of those who remained in Britain and had to cope with such things as the Blitz and rationing.
In the afternoon, everyone gathered together for the pageant. All the classes from Reception to Year 6 took part and told us about ‘Dig For Victory’, the Home Guard, evacuees, wartime food, the blackout and the Americans! Each class led the singing of some wartime favourites. There were rousing renditions of ‘Rule Britannia’, ‘Run, Rabbit, Run’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr Hitler?’ with softer singing of ‘White Cliffs Of Dover’ and ‘We’ll Meet Again.’ Year 6 girls and boys each sang part of ‘Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree’ with great actions and expression! The audience joined in magnificently and looked wonderful in their 1940s costumes!
The celebrations ended with a tea party in the Spring sunshine!
A great day!