VE DAY 2020

Posted on 2 May 2020

Stay at Home Party


WeWhat is VE Day?

VE Day – or ‘Victory in Europe Day’ – marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before.

You’re Invited!
We’re inviting you to join us for a #StayAtHomeParty at 3pm on Friday 8th May 2020. Although these difficult times are stopping us from all getting together, there is nothing to stop us still having our own celebrations at home!

Activities 
Every great celebratory party needs some great activities! We’ve put together a suggested list of activities for you to take part in at our party.

  • Make a Victoria Sponge
  • Have a picnic on your doorstep
  • Make a mocktail
  • At 3pm, join the nation and ‘toast’ to our heroes with your mocktail
  • Play a board game
  • Make a 1940s style dinner (e.g. Corn Beef Hash, Woolton Pie)
  • Write a letter to a war hero
  • Learn some songs which people would sing during the war
  • Make some Jam
  • Make a poppy and find out about their importance
  • Grow some poppies
  • Dress up as they would on the day, 1940s style
  • Make a paper plane and see how far you can fly it
  • Chalk up some hopscotch grids and have a go
  • Chalk the union flag on the path or in your garden
  • Grow some vegetables gardeners
  • Read a book based on the war book readers badge (e.g. The lion and the Unicorn)
  • Make a VE Day poster
  • Record a radio broadcast about VE Day

Share you party with us
We’d love to see what some of you get up to during our VE Day Stay at Home party. If you or your grown ups post any photos on social media, don’t forget to use these hashtags #chelmsfordscouts #veday #chelmsfordscoutsveday

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