Dan Snow’s VE Day Challenge

 

 

We’ve teamed up with historian and presenter Dan Snow to find out how YOU would tell the story of VE Day today to mark this special 75th anniversary.

The challenge

We’re asking you to think about how you would tell the story of VE Day today. There are lots of ways you could bring the story of VE Day to life. You could:

  • Write a short news report in the style of today or 75 years ago
  • Make a short video that tells the story of VE Day, either in the style of 75 years ago or how you would tell it today
  • Design a newspaper front page or article
  • Write or perform a poem, song, drawing or other work of art
  • Share the story of someone in your family or area who was involved in the War
  • Write or perform a short play about VE Day and what it would have been like 75 years ago

There are lots of online resources you use to find out more about VE Day and the Second World War:

We’ve also got a range of logos and colouring in posters you can use on our toolkit page.

More educational resources:

How to enter

  • Post your creative content on social media using the #VEDay75 hashtag and tagging Dan Snow in @thehistoryguy on Twitter and Instagram and the DCMS using @DCMS on Twitter and @dcmsgovuk on Instagram.
  • Email your entries to ve-vjday75@culture.gov.uk and we’ll feature a selection on the website. Just include your first name, age and town.

Entries have now closed

Watch Dan share some of your entries on 8 May in his VE Day 75th Anniversary Special on the History Hit LIVE on Timeline.

Here’s more of your inspirational entries you’ve sent in, and we’ll be adding as many as we can in the coming days and weeks.

Dan Snow's VE Day Challenge
Ethan, 11, Melton Mowbray

Noah, age 10, Epsom

Dora, 10, Epsom
Dora, 10, Epsom
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Nithan and Nila, 7 & 6, Uxbridge
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Isla (7), Oliver (6), Charlie (5), Swindon
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Lucy, 10, South Wales
Esmee, 5, Northallerton
Esmee, 5, Northallerton

Rosie, age 10 from Bewdley, Worcestershire

Gabriel, age 7

George, age 10, Newcastle Under Lyme
George, age 10, Newcastle Under Lyme

Olivia age 8 and Monty the Bear, Hope Valley

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Nik age 9, Amelia age 6, Colne
Isaac, 9 Hilperton
Isaac, 9 Hilperton

Reuben, 11, Thresfield

Eden, 11, Buglawton
Eden, 11, Buglawton
Alex , aged 14, Worcester Park
Alex , aged 14, Worcester Park
Gracie, aged 13, St Austell
Gracie, aged 13, St Austell
Penny, 7, Sophie, 10, South Shields
Penny, age 7 and Sophie, age 10 from South Shields
Isaac, 9 Hilperton
Isaac, 9 Hilperton
Eleanor, 11, Oxford
Eleanor, 11, Oxford
Ethan, 11, Melton Mowbray
Ethan, 11, Melton Mowbray
Oakleigh, age 4, Rochester
Oakleigh, age 4, Rochester
Emily, 10 and Rory, 7
Emily, aged 10 and Rory, aged 7
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Isabella, 11, London
Izzie, 14, Normanton Le Heath
Izzie, 14, Normanton Le Heath
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Jade, 20, Birmingham
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Wilf, 6, Tunbridge Wells
Dan Snow's VE Day Challenge
Dylan, 10
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Mason, 9, South Wales
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Hayden, 11, Lancashire

Poppy and Scarlett

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Daisy, age 6, Congleton
Aquilla, 8
Aquilla, age 8
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Arthur, 7, Runcorn
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Chloe, 9, Leighton Buzzard
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Daisy & Skyela, age 4, Kent
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Frankie, 14, Shaftesbury
Daniel (5) & Ruby (3) from Bridgend, South Wales
Daniel (5) & Ruby (3) from Bridgend, South Wales
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Archie
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Barney, York
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Christ Church, Cheltenham

Eloise, age 11

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James, 8, Gateshead

Matthew

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Reese, age 8

Ruby, 8

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Sophia, 9, Runcorn
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Tesha, 4
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Tyler, Year 3
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Walford School
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Zoe and Daughter (age 3)
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Lincoln, Haddenham
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Rozelin, 12, Liverpool
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Augusto, 7, Uxbridge