Your article: Celebrating VE Day with style

Pupils went back in time to explain the main events of the Second World War.

Pupils went back in time to explain the main events of the Second World War.

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Woldgate College celebrated the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day recently.

Pupils from years nine and seven worked together to plan, write and present the story of the Second World War to their fellow pupils as a way of marking this important event. The presentation was both fascinating and entertaining, taking the audience through the war via the major events and turning points. Pupils explained the main events of the war using 1940s photos, costumes, music, speeches and newsreels to bring that turbulent period of our history back to life.

Along the way, the audience was encouraged to think of their own questions about the war and to reflect upon what they had seen and heard. By the end of the presentation, when pupils watched newsreels of the original VE Day celebrations, they had a better understanding of the significance and relief felt by people at the time.

We would like to give our thanks to both the year nine and year seven pupils for putting on such a memorable and enjoyable show.