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History lessons come to life at VE Day street party

Updated: 11:05 am, May 21, 2015

HISTORY was brought to life at Southam College to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Staff from the school’s history department donned 1940s outfits on Friday (May 8), and there was a street party to commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe.

After epic baking sessions staff were able to provide pupils with over 700 cakes and lemonade, after which there was dancing to some big band sounds of the 40s.

History lessons during the afternoon were dedicated to learning about VE Day in 1945 and to completing activities on rationing and letter writing to Princess Elizabeth.

And the day was rounded off by remembering those who lost their lives during the conflict with a two minute silence at 3pm.