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.
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:
- Discovery Education’s free resources for schools and families
- Imperial War Museum
- National Army Museum
- Royal British Legion
- The National Archives
We’ve also got a range of logos and colouring in posters you can use on our toolkit page.
More educational resources:
- The Royal British Legion’s Teaching Remembrance covers a range of Remembrance topics, with resources designed for Key Stages 2-4.
- BBC Resources for KS2: VE Day
- BBC resources for KS4 WW2: How did the British plan to celebrate VE Day?
- Imperial War Museums’ KS2 History VE Day video
- UK Parliament during WWII – its role, the decisions made and the laws passed for primary and secondary pupils.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Noah, age 10, Epsom
Rosie, age 10 from Bewdley, Worcestershire
Gabriel, age 7
Olivia age 8 and Monty the Bear, Hope Valley
Reuben, 11, Thresfield
Poppy and Scarlett
Eloise, age 11