This year marks 75 years since VE day, and the end of the Second World War in Europe.
As part of VE day celebrations, the Dronfield Arts Festival ran a poetry competition for young people, asking them to use their creativity to imagine what VE day might have been like.
Year 9 students at DHFS spent some lesson time learning a little about VE day by watching short documentaries and reading true accounts of this historic day, before tackling writing some VE day poetry of their own. Among other ideas, some students chose to imagine that they were celebrating VE day by attending a street party, or were someone awaiting the return of a loved one from the war.
The standard of poetry created by many of our students was exceptional, and the selection process for a winner was tough for the Arts Society. However in the end, four of our students were selected to receive prizes: Dylan Ross, Chloe Hinchcliffe, Rihanna Collier, and Alex Myers.
The Dronfield Arts Society will be sending their prizes to the school to be presented by their teachers on their return to DHFS. Well done to all of you!