Back in time for VE day anniversary

VE Day celebrations at Horton Grange Primary School.
VE Day celebrations at Horton Grange Primary School.

Youngsters at a county primary school have gone back in time to commemorate VE Day.

Pupils at Horton Grange Primary School in Blyth dressed up in 1940s style clothing and held a street party in a bunting-filled playground for lunch, where the cook provided a ration style dinner.

The youngsters took part in Second World War activities throughout the morning including rationing exercises, writing their own version of Churchill’s famous ‘Its all over’ speech, war diary entries and they also had a go at breaking the code in maths.

For lunch the whole school went out on to the front yard to have a ration style street party including mini sandwiches and corned beef pie, and in the afternoon the pupils watched some rare victory day footage in London and took part in the two-minute silence.

Head teacher Jackie Chevaugeon said: “It’s really important that we remember these significant anniversaries.

“Once again our staff, children and families came up trumps with great costumes and our kitchen team produced an excellent rationed picnic – all done on coupons.”