Derbyshire school pupils caught up in Manchester terror attack

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School. Picture: Google.
Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School. Picture: Google.

Pupils at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School were caught up in the horrors of the Manchester terror attack.

A statement on the school’s website said: “As far as we are aware, all of our students who attended the concert are accounted for and are safe.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all who died or were injured in Manchester and with their families and friends. RIP.”

And a statement read to students on Tuesday (May 23) morning said: “Good morning. By now you will be aware of the terrible events which took place last night in Manchester.

“As far as we are aware, all of our students who attended the concert are accounted for and safe but some may not be in school today as they had a much longer journey home than they had anticipated. Please do not worry if one of your classmates is absent.

“At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by this horrific incident.

“Our word of the week for this week is ‘togetherness’ and this is even more important today as we stand firm in our core values of respect and care for all.

“We do not know the full facts yet and may not for some time. The best that we can do now is to think of all of those families and schools who have been affected and to go about our day with due regard for their pain whilst carrying on with our work caring for each other as we do so. I will keep you updated as to our school response as the day goes on. I have the utmost confidence that you will join me in taking a moment to reflect and then act in accordance with our Dronfieldian principles.”