Exmouth’s young life savers have been celebrated with top awards from St John Ambulance.
Bassetts Farm Primary School pupils Lottie Blundell, Kaitlyn Hardy and Dylan Wesley were presented with Super Badger awards; the highest honour for St John Ambulance young volunteers aged seven to 10.
St John cadets Victoria Lee, an Exmouth Community College student, and Lucy Rose, a student at Torquay Grammar for Girls, achieved their BTEC Level 2 Peer Education, which allows them to share their first aid skills and train young people in how to save lives; the girls have already been teaching local Scouts and Beavers.
Vikki Atkins, cadets’ unit manager, said: “We could not be any prouder of our cadets’ achievements.
“To put in time and effort, and show commitment to training more people in their own time, as well as achieving the top award a cadet can gain is a milestone to be marked.
“All of our cadets work extremely hard but Lucy and Victoria’s achievement shows this pays off.”
Simon Lee, unit manager for badgers said: “We are extremely proud of our youngest members and their effort and achievements in gaining these awards. We look forward to seeing what else they can achieve with us.”
Exmouth’s St John Ambulance badger and cadet groups are taking applications for new volunteers to start in September.
The group meets every Tuesday during term times (badgers from 5.30pm to 7pm, cadets from 7.15pm to 8.45pm).