Students in Amble have celebrated some outstanding successes recently.
At James Calvert Spence College, Lilly Tibbitts, 13, impressed in a Rotary Young Writer competition.
She came first in the Rotary District 1030, which covers the North East, from Tees to the Tweed. She was then joint third in the Rotary national competition, which covers Great Britain and Ireland.
Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club president John Geggie presented Lilly with a certificate, trophy and £50. She will also receive a certificate and cheque from Rotary’s national headquarters.
Meanwhile, three Year 12 chemistry students – Chloe, Jasmine and Jamie – have secured prestigious Nuffield Research Placements, where they will work alongside science professionals during the summer holidays.
Elsewhere, puffin mascot Tommy Noddy flew into Amble First School and Amble Links First School to present prizes to the winners of the painting competition, held as part of the recent Amble Puffin Festival.