2024 sees the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history, and, along with the associated airborne operations, it marked the beginning of the liberation of France and western Europe.

A selection of the activities will be taking place at The Bicester School in the first week back after the May half term to commemorate the anniversary including:

Music A competition will be running to compose a commemorative piece of music, which can be sung/played or created using music technology.
English Library lessons will focus on D-Day with readings about what the women did during the war. Students will then be asked to create a celebration poster which details what they learnt and uses the persuasive devices they are using in English.
French Lessons will focus on the Occupation of France and the Normandy Invasion
Maths Students will look at code breaking to link in with Alan Turing, one of our inspirational Mathematicians
Drama Students will use a D-Day stimulus to make a piece of theatre
History Students will be asked to create their own short documentary on D-Day, looking at a certain aspect.
Psychology Students will look at the psychology behind Operation Mincemeat, carried out in D Day as a decoy
Technology Creation of 80 Doves of Peace for a commemorative piece on an external wall