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VE Day 2020

The King's Community Come Together to Mark the 75th Anniversary

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To mark this year's 75th anniversary of VE Day, we asked our OA community to share their recollections of life during the war, and, of the original VE Day itself.

On Friday 8 May, we will share a variety of digital content across our social media channels. This will include different musical contributions, the first of our OA memories, a rather unique creation of an iconic figure, and a montage video of Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again. The latter will be played at 9.00pm to coincide with the whole nation coming together to sing this very song.

Over the next week, we will be releasing further OA recollections. These are made up of a combination of extracts from OAs themselves, other extracts of their memories read by our staff, videos, and our own pupils reading extracts from both Winston Churchill's and King George VI's VE Day speeches.

For those without access to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we will be adding this interesting content here.

We do hope you enjoy what we have created for you.

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Don't Fence Me In – Louis and Marney

Two of our musicians, Louis and Marney, joined forces 'virtually' to create this montage piece of Bing Crosby's Don't Fence Me In, especially for VE Day.

OA Recollections Part 1

Our OA community very kindly took the time to send us their recollections of life during WWII. We received a combination of written memories and recordings and have pieced these together, along with war time footage and imagery, and extracts of VE speeches read by our school Captains and Vice-Captains.

So much of this information is detailed and very personal and to ensure we included as much as we could, we have create a series of four videos that will be released over the next week, here and on our social media channels.

Winston Churchill Like You've Never Seen Him Before!

In between remote learning and contributing to the national 3D print movement that is creating vital PPE for front line workers, Sixth Form DT scholar Will has found time to create this 3D printed sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill.

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Our Housemistress, head of Equestrian and music teacher, Emma Edwards, has recorded this beautiful version of A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, the Vera Lynn version!

We'll Meet Again

We hope you enjoy our King's Schools version of this classic song!

OA Recollections Part 2

Here we bring you part 2 of our video montage made up of extracts from our OA community and pupil contributions. There are some interesting local memories and part of King George VI's VE Day speech read by one of our school vice-captains.

OA Recollections Part 3

Here is the penultimate video montage made up of extracts from our OA community and pupil contributions. There are some very personal memories and another extract from King George VI's VE Day speech read by one of our school captains.

OA Recollections Part 4

In this final installment of our OA VE Day recollections, we have a diverse range of memories that include a photograph of Winston Churchill, captured by one of our former pupils, and memories from one who sadly passed away in February, who had been involved in the D-Day landings.

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