Susannah F, a Year 13 student at Colyton Grammar School, has been awarded the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award after completing all five sections of the programme.
For Susannah, the award involved developing her photography skills, volunteering at Elmwood Care Home in Colyford, attending Zumba classes and doing a five-day residential, which she spent working on a farm.
She also went on a four-day expedition across Dartmoor in September 2014, two years after she began working towards the award.
Although there were times when the challenges were substantial, Susannah was certainly “very pleased” to have completed the programme.
By student reporter Alfie H.