More than 65 young life savers from Devon took part in special training weekend at Croyde beach.

The youth leadership development and training camp for 12 to 17-year-olds was funded by a £5,000 grant to Surf Life Saving Devon from the Dulverton Trust Fund.

More than 45 Surf Life Saving Great Britain leadership certificates were given out to those who took part in demonstrating team work and delivering training sessions and more than 20 certificates of accredited surf lifesaving level two swim and board skill awards were presented to those showing skills in swimming and board paddling techniques.

Camp co-ordinator Tracy Lark said: “The camp was a great success in many ways. We had top UK coaches from around the country taking part in delivering their knowledge and passing on their skills to others.

“All that took part showed great leadership skills, problem solving and discussion making. They gained fitness, learned from others and gained new friends. I’m hoping that they will continue to pursue other educational opportunities within SLSGB and become coaches to help others.”