Front line and vulnerable children throughout The Thinking Schools Academy Trust find a way to celebrate this defining day that marks the end of World War II.
Trust children stand proud as they celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.
Isolation during these times has limited so many of coming together to recognise and celebrate VE Day 2020. Therefore, it is wonderful to hear that children attending TSAT schools have taken part in their own social distancing celebrations.
The children have emerged themselves with support from staff and the trust’s catering company, Chartwells, to provide children with a mouth-watering buffet, very much in keeping with the street parties that many would have planned to do this year.
Excitement, energy and laughter filled the schools as children listened to party music, took part in entertainment and stilt walking and watched teachers performing a singalong to Hey Mr Miller.
TSAT has always been at the forefront of make the most of the latest technology to connect children, teacher and schools together throughout the trust and today was no exception with the children coming together as part of their virtual assembly.
VE Day celebrations first started on 8 May 1945, when Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe was over. For many of us, we can only image the euphoria in the streets and overwhelming emotions of all concerned.
Stuart Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Thinking Schools Academy Trust, said:
“I’m proud to see our schools coming together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Having had members of my own family being involved in the war and the stories told, it is with great respect that we recognise the challenges so many were subjected to and that weall have a chance to celebrate and show our thanks for the sacrifices made.”