VE Day Home Schooling and Stay at Home Street Party Pack Launched.
Home schooling resources and a “Stay At Home Street Party” pack have been launched by Fareham Borough Council to help residents across the Borough mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8th.
The Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has meant events planned to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of hostilities in Europe in 1945 have had to be shelved.
The early May Bank Holiday has been moved to Friday 8th to allow for a weekend of national commemorations, street parties and other events; these may now be held later in the year.
However, VE Day was 8 May in 1945 and Fareham Borough Council wants its residents to be able to mark the occasion on the actual 75th anniversary.
The Council has teamed up with a teacher to produce home schooling lesson plans and supporting resources for parents to help young people in the Borough learn about VE
The home-schooling pack is designed to be used each day in the week leading up to 8 May. The Council has also produced a “Stay At Home Street Party” pack for residents. It includes:
- A competition for residents to design their own bunting to hang or stick in their front windows, with a
- chance to win a home-delivered afternoon tea.
- A VE Day themed quiz that they can use with family and friends virtually on video conferencing services, or
- among the family at home.
- A VE Day themed Word Search.
- Some war-time recipes based on the rations available in 1945 for residents to try at home themselves
- The words to We’ll Meet Again, the Dame Vera Lynn song made famous during the war and recently
- referenced by The Queen in her address to the national during the pandemic.
- a Spotify playlist of war-time songs compiled especially by the Council for the VE Day Stay At Home Street
The downloadable home schooling and Stay At Home Street Party packs, and the Spotify playlist link, can be found at https://www.fareham.gov.uk/leisure/ve75.aspx
#VEday #Fareham #1comm