What is happening to commemorate VE Day?
Despite the current restrictions, VE Day looks set to be a packed day of events and activities to honour the historical anniversary.
At 11am, a two-minute national silence will be held to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Between 2.45 and 3.45pm, the first of two special BBC One programmes to mark VE75 will be broadcast, an including extract from Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech.
Throughout the afternoon, Britons are encouraged to hold 1940s-style afternoon tea parties at home rather than street parties, including their homemade bunting and recipes from the era.
The Queen will then address the nation at 9pm, followed by national doorstep rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’.
Help us to celebrate V.E. Day in the local community by teaching your child some of the songs that would have been sung back in 1945 to celebrate the end of the World War II. The two links below will take you to the backing track and song lyrics to help make Friday 8th May a day to remember even during this strange lock-down period.