Week Six

VE Day, May 08, 1945. Photo taken by Sgt. James A. Spence

For our sixth week’s home-schooling activity we decided on a VE day theme, as this week we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day in Britain! 

The activity is a creative writing one that we thought would be a great way to practice writing skills and to commemorate this important occasion.

So, we thought this week it would be nice to create a piece of either:• Poetry• A personal memory (from your memory or perhaps a family member)• A story • A song• A favourite picture with a few words about what it means to you/VE day

The idea is to choose whichever creative writing activity jumps out at you and create a personal piece that embodies VE day for you/the learner. Then we would LOVE it if you shared your pieces on our social media channels so that we can really commemorate the day in a beautiful collection of creative offerings 😊

To start off, I have included the above photograph

I love the way the headline gives a really visual idea as to what the streets would have been like before and as the news that the war was over was announced. I’m sure its something we can all relate to in these uncertain times, as we wait for the news that we are able to reconnect with loved ones again. The sense of relief is palpable, through the photos of the streets filled with people celebrating and the part explaining how the streets were quiet until 9pm when the news was announced. 

I hope this helps and that you enjoy this week’s activity, we can’t wait to see what you achieve! 

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Good luck, 

From the Education Team @ The Firing Line Museum 😊

p.s. any education specific questions or help please feel free to email us on education@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk