Today, all around the country Union flags are flying and houses adorned with red, white and blue as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Given its long title, Victory in Europe Day marked the end of the Second World War in Europe. Our flags and decorations help us to remember all those men, women and children that lived through, fought in and sadly died during the war years between 1939 and 1945. The sacrifices made on our behalf by the generations that have gone before us have never been felt more deeply – we owe them all a massive debt of gratitude. Thankfully days like this help us to ensure that they are never forgotten.
If you take a minute to visit the Bursledon Federation Facebook page, you will see many familiar faces that wanted to say hello to all our children. When the time is right, they look forward to welcoming you all back to school – that will definitely be another event to celebrate!
And talking of celebration. A certain Acting Headteacher, mentioning no names but she is called Mrs Elliott, reaches a significant birthday next Tuesday May 12th. Obviously one never reveals the age of a lady. However, if we just say that this particular birthday ends in a 0 and is midway between 30 and 50, then we can leave you to work out the rest! We wish her all the best with lots of virtual hugs from everyone.