Today, marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, where we honour and remember the people who died defending peace and freedom in the second world war. In anticipation of the celebration, English teacher, Mr Favaro, wrote to Dame Vera Lynn's daughter, Virginia, to ask if Dame Vera might write a message to students - he was delighted to receive her reply:
"Hello everyone, I am thrilled that you are all very interested in that period of history. It is so important to remember those times and the sacrifices that were made for you to be able to live in a free country. Because of the present problems everyone is pulling together and we think of you all, and hope you are all well and safe, just like we did in the War. It doesn't matter who you are, or where you live you are all very important people and need to look after each other. Keep well and safe. Dame Vera."
What a privilege for our students and staff to receive this message and for us to be able to share it with everyone.
Thank you Dame Vera from everyone at Shotton Hall!