Tomorrow, Friday 8 May 2020, is May Day and our school will be closed.
Traditionally, this is held on a Monday, but it has been moved for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The day has been planned so as many people as possible, have the opportunity to remember and honour our heroes of the Second World War and reflect on the sacrifices made.
VE Day or Victory in Europe Day marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.
Although celebrations during lockdown are restricted to our homes and gardens, we can still keep the events of the past alive. Some of you may be participating in the ‘stay at home’ street party. There is a 2 minutes silence that can be observed at 11am, to hold those people affected, in our thoughts.
The May Day bank holiday has been moved only once before. It was changed from 1 May to 8 May in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, stay at home and stay safe.
You are all doing so well, keep up the amazing work!
Mrs Campbell – Headteacher