National Archives – D Day

In preparation for the 80th anniversary of D Day on Thursday 6th June, year 9 have taken part in a live interactive session from the National Archives and hosted by historian Dan Snow. During this session, students were lead through some activities by Mrs Pinches to help them recall previously taught knowledge from their Second World War unit and then handed over to Dan Snow who spoke to the students about the importance of commemorating D Day and the sacrifices made by allied soldiers during this campaign.

D Day is widely considered to be the turning point of World War Two, with the Allied forces successfully invading the beaches of northern France and gaining a foothold in Europe, it was the largest naval, air and land operation in history. D-Day was an international effort and included soldiers from Great Britain, France, USA, Canada and many more. On Thursday the whole school will have the opportunity to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D Day with a special Personal Development session scheduled in the morning.

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