DENBIGHSHIRE pupils have been busy designing flags and writing poetry to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

More than 180 pupils from schools across the county competed in two D-Day themed competitions to remember the heroes of the Battle of Normandy.

Yesterday (June 5), the winners of both competitions were invited by the chairman of Denbighshire County Council, Councillor Peter Scott, to a flag raising ceremony at County Hall, Ruthin.

Joe, a pupil at Ysgol Frongoch and winner of the flag competition, hoisted his winning flag at County Hall during the ceremony.

Thomas, also a pupil at Ysgol Frongoch, won the poetry competition.

His poem was read out by the chairman and Thomas was handed a framed copy of his winning poem.

At the event to unveil the flag at County Hall, Mr Scott said: "We have some very talented children and young people in Denbighshire and their entries were all brilliant.

"A lot of hard work, effort and creativity has gone into all the competition entries, and it has been difficult to judge.

"It was a real pleasure to meet and congratulate the winners of the competitions Joe and Thomas, and it will be wonderful to see the winning flag flying over County Hall.”