Great British Bunting

This weekend marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, the end of the second world war. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed, so the BBC are running a bunting making campaign for your window! Make your own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display in your window at home to mark the occasion and honour the men and women of WW2.

Visit the BBC website  for some great resources, a jaunty ‘how to’ video, templates to cut out, design ideas and a step by step guide. You can use any paper, cereal boxes, string, ribbon, sweet wrappers, felt pens, poster paint you have or whatever you can find. Hang your bunting with pride over the weekend of Friday 8 May – Sunday 10 May and make sure you share your pictures  on social media using the hashtags #GreatBritishBunting, #VEDay75.

You could also take our #scienceoxfordchallenge and build a tower or towers to hang your bunting in your window.

Here’s one we made!

Age group: All ages / families

Time: 60+ mins


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Autumn Neagle,

Digital Communications Officer