VE Day 75th Anniversary

This Friday marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, marking the end of WW2 in Europe. Due to the current situation, many celebrations and commemorative events have had to be cancelled, but true to the British spirit many people are coming up with their own ideas to mark the event. My own street has organised a “drive party” in place of a street party so we can celebrate safely as a community from our driveways, and people will be making their own bunting, flags and treats. The famous Bletchley Park (home of the code-breakers of WW2) will also be providing a virtual celebration, as well as a resource pack filled with ideas on how to celebrate like a person in 1945.

Mrs Dunning and the History Department

You can find details and activities here:  

https://bletchleypark.org.uk/blog/celebrate-ve-day-at-home-with-bletchley-park

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day/

Careers Education

University, apprenticeship and other careers advice, information and guidance (for all ages) can be found via this website:

https://growthplatform.org/talent/careers-hub/careers-resources/

This includes links to competitions:

The below includes prestigious competitions that can help give students a leg up in their futures and also link up with Gatsby Benchmarks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8.
BBC Young Reporter– Journalism competition 
Formerly School Report, BBC Young Reporter gives 11 – 18 year olds a chance to tell a story that is important to them with the help of BBC journalists. Split into 2 age groups, this is a fantastic competition for students looking to get their first taste of journalism.
The F Factor– National competition for budding entrepreneurs
The F Factor is a national start-up competition from Founders of the Future, for young people across the country. It is about providing young aspiring entrepreneurs with tools, skills-training and context to bring their ideas to life and present them to experts as well as opportunities to collaborate with like-minded peers, interact with mentors and gain access to work experiences.”