VE Day 2020 'Adapt and Overcome!'
When the school year began last September, staff began planning ahead for VE Day, so that we could have a memorable event, including music, dance, artwork and party food, culminating in a whole school street party with everyone decked out in red, white and blue,;acknowledging the supreme sacrifice of World War 2. A fitting occasion to honour and reflect upon six years of warfare, and it's consequences.
However, it didn't turn out as planned.....
Nevertheless, we are delighted to be able to say that we have adapted, to commemorate VE Day, in the current climate. Those few students and staff who are in school have made bunting, learned songs from the 1940s, and sampled the food. A classroom was decorated with flags and bunting, to set the scene and food was enjoyed at a social distance! 'Adapt and overcome!'
Mrs Ball led the campaign to get everyone at home, both students and their families and carers, as well as school staff, to get 'In the Mood', and organise their own celebrations. Everyone was invited to make bunting and decorate their homes, sing 'We'll Meet Agian, 'Do The Lambeth Walk', bake from War time recipes, and generally make it a day to remember for all manner of reasons!
Staff and students were asked to send in photos and videos of their party! There are some delicious looking scones and cakes from Madison and Joe, as well as some fabulous dancing from Rebecca at her street party! Mrs Rushton baked some wonderful wartime recipes at home and Miss Fitzpatrick baked a cake for her street party. Reece, Kieron, Ryan, Alex and Stephanie also contributed photos of their homes decorated with bunting, their wonderful bakes and family parties. And not forgetting Mrs Wright in her wonderful hat enjoying an afternoon tea, who is always first to join in and show her love and appreciation to those who sacrificed so much during the World Wars. And lastly a big thankyou to Mrs Ball who was so keen to make sure that the occassion didn't go unnoticed by The Meadows School Community. Please take a look at the photos on the website.... Our School / Galleries (scroll to the bottom!)
Well done everyone! We have done them proud!