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'We'll meet again' Redditch pupils do stirring tribute to VE Day

Correspondent 18th May, 2020

“WE’LL Meet Again” – that was the VE Day 75th Anniversary message in a special Redditch schools collaboration last week.

Friday, May 8, 2020 marked 75 years since Nazi Germany’s formal surrender at the end of the Second World War.

Tudor Grange Academy wanted to mark this anniversary by creating a short film of memories so they invited local school communities to join them in a video collaboration.

Schools were provided with a track for singers to record themselves and they were also able to offer video messages, pictures, poems or photos of the special day.

The invitation was open to all school staff, children and their families.

The response was amazing with Tudor Grange overwhelmed by the hundreds of photo and video files sent in from nine schools.

It was then a case of mixing the audio from all singers as a ‘Virtual Choir’ to produce a soundtrack for the video and then producing a short film to share the story of VE Day alongside the shared memories of the 75th anniversary.

The film is in honour of those who served and can be found here

Tudor Grange teacher Tracy Wright said: ”It has been a real privilege to lead on this project and bring all these special memories together,

“I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to all staff, children and their families for sending us your amazing contributions and a special ‘Thank you’ to Year 12 student George Evans for all his hard work assisting with this collaboration.”

Jodie Bolter, principal At Tudor Grange added: “I can’t think of a more fitting way to remember the 75th VE anniversary than by schools joining in together with their celebration.

“It was so wonderful to see all the children taking part in their own way and thank you to all the staff and parents for their contributions too. I have enjoyed watching the film so much.”

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