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Anne Frank's Birthday - 12th June

April 27, 2022

Anne Frank was born in Germany on the 12 June 1929. She was given a diary for her 13th Birthday in which she wrote daily and had planned to publish a book about her time in the Secret Annex where she hid from persecution. Her diary was published after her death and has been translated into more than 70 languages. Here we look at how you can remember her life with Purple Mash resources, including a pack designed to help children transition to secondary school.

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International Dance Day - 29th April

April 22, 2022

International Dance Day is celebrated every year on 29th April to promote art, culture and dance as an art form. It also aims to act as a ‘wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value to the people and to the individual [or] realised its potential for economic growth’. In this blog we take a look at some Purple Mash activities related to dance and giveaway a free samba dance lesson from Striver.

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VE Day

April 22, 2022

VE day or Victory in Europe day marks the day when the guns of World War II finally fell silent in Europe. The day was celebrated with street parties and celebrations, and many people gathered outside Buckingham Palace dressed in red, white and blue. Let's see how you can commemorate with Purple Mash.

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Celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee 2022

April 22, 2022

This year, Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee after 70 years’ service, having acceded to the throne on the 6th of February 1952 when she was just 25 years old. There are a range of events to mark this historic occasion culminating with the platinum jubilee weekend in June.

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Anniversary of the Titanic sinking - 15th April

April 13, 2022

RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that, at the time of construction, was the largest ship ever built. It was on her maiden voyage sailing from Southampton, UK to New York City, USA, when she sank after colliding with an iceberg. Commemorations and ceremonies are held on the 15th April, the anniversary of the sinking, to pay respects to those who lost their lives.

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