The latest display of school art at Derbyshire’s Dronfield Station features the work of students from the Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School. The exhibition, opened by Town Mayor, Councillor Lilian Deighton on Monday 4th November, has been organised by the Friends of Dronfield Station (FoDS) and is housed in the station passenger waiting shelters. Also there were local MP Lee Rowley and the newly appointed Headteacher of Henry Fanshawe School, Martin Cooper. The six poster size artworks have been produced by the After School Arts Club and are all based on the theme of Remembrance and the sacrifice made by servicemen and women in the two world wars and in other conflicts.
Councillor Deighton thanked the students for a truly magnificent display and for helping to make Dronfield an attractive place to visit and live in. She felt it was lovely to see the local schools engaged in the important task of promoting remembrance. Councillor Deighton added that the station was something the people of Dronfield should be proud of and complimented those working on it in their efforts to involve the local community. Lee Rowley added that the students had produced a fantastic show which demonstrated a great depth of talent in the school as well as a lot of hard work.
The exhibition of the latest artworks from the three schools is part of a rolling exhibition designed to showcase the work of budding artists from schools in and around Dronfield. Since the project started in March 2013 it has also served to brighten up the station for people waiting for trains, and enhance its attractiveness as a much valued community facility.