Event - VE Day Celebration

8 May 2015

Friday 8th May was a really special day for Year 6 as it marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe) when WW2 officially ended, after Britain had been at war for many years.

Christ Church were invited as special guests to the VE Day celebrations held in Centenary Square. The streets were lined with bunting and meters upon meters of tables were lined with union jacks. The children were given mini ration books, which they could swap for a cup of tea and slice of cake.

They got to meet real WW2 veterans, sit in real USA tanks, go to school in war time Britain, make their own peg dollies, hold artefacts from the war: including grenades and binoculars, practice milking a cow, use metal detectors to find the bombs and dance to 1940’s music. Miss O’Beirne even got to sit in a real life Spitfire plane!

But the highlight of the day had to be when a Dakota plane from the war flew over our heads! The sound of the engine was amazing, it gave us a real sense of what life would have been like during the 1940’s.

It was a spectacular day, the children loved exploring the different stalls and waving their union jack flags. They proudly walked through Birmingham wearing their Christ Church logo and union jack face paints! A great day, and an honour to be a part of the celebration. We even made it on to the Times Newspaper’s website.