Teacher Hollie Devlin has been given her Duke of Edinburgh gold award by Prince Philip himself.
She was among hundreds of young achievers from across the UK who attended an event at St James’s Palace.
Hollie, who lives in Onchan, is a modern foreign languages teacher at Ramsey Grammar School where she achieved her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
She also helps run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Ramsey Grammar School and last year she completed her gold award by undertaking a four-day 50-mile walking expedition in Snowdonia alongside a group of sixth formers from the school.
Hollie worked tirelessly through the five sections of her DofE programme to achieve her gold award. Her activities included helping at Guides, badminton, taking part in the Young Enterprise scheme and a residential pack holiday involving Brownies and Guides.
Hollie said: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was a fantastic experience for me. Not only did I make lifelong friends in Young Enterprise, but I became more confident as a person, developed good team work and communication skills.
‘These have become invaluable in my profession as a teacher. I am still involved with the Guide Association as I am now a leader in a Girl Guide Group and help co-ordinate the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Ramsey Grammar School.’