VE Day 70 Celebrations

The Eastern Daily Press visited us during our VE Day celebrations. Here is an extract from their piece

Children from a West Norfolk school slipped back in time to the 1940s to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Pupils from Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery dressed up as evacuees or in military uniform, learned songs that were wartime classics and even enjoyed a traditional street party with colourful bunting to mark the event.

Elizabeth Laffeaty-Sharpe, headteacher of the school based in Stow Bardolph, near Downham Market, said "VE Day is a hugely important event in British history, and it's lovely for the children to enjoy a traditional celebration.

"Sadly, there are very few people left who have memories of the Second World War and for these children, it would've been the lives of their great-great grandparents that it affected."

She added: "So we asked each of them to find out about a relative or family member from the time, and bring something related to the era. We had medals from the army and all sorts of things brought in."

- Taken from an article by Louise Hepburn for the Eastern Daily Press

Click here to listen to our children being interviewed on our VE Day celebrations by Matthew Gudgin on BBC Radio Norfolk

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