VE Day at Bromsgrove School
20 May 2020
VE Day at Bromsgrove School for keyworker children and staff, the few remaining boarders and at home
Bromsgrove School celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day in style on Friday 8th May. Keyworker children and staff dressed in red, white and blue and the School was decorated in flags and traditional bunting. At 11.00am, the Union Flag was raised at the School’s flagpole and two minutes silence observed by the children and staff.
To commemorate VE Day, Mr Price from the Estates department dressed in his re-enactment costume of the Corps of Military Police, circa 1942. Miss Davis from the Prep School celebrated VE Day on her the front lawn. Her grandfather was a soldier from Malvern, her Grandmother from Austria and they met during the occupation of the peace in Austria.
Pupils enjoyed meeting up with their friends and teachers for virtual tea parties. They had a WWII singalong and gave a toast to the war veterans.
There were lots of VE decorations around the School and a tea party for the remaining boarders. Pupils celebrating at home made delicious home-made scones and cakes and their own decorations for garden parties in the sunshine.
At Winterfold, in addition to baking and making decorations, the pupils were inspired by the Headmistress Mrs Toms’ assembly and spent time making their own peace gardens.