DULVERTON Middle School pupils have achieved a 100% pass rate in a nationally-recognised vocational award.

Worth half a GCSE, the students have studied a Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills course.

Students have been working in Burridge Woods and the school grounds, and with local land owners.

Clive Goulty, who has been the teacher in charge, said: “The children have been a pleasure to teach and their skill development over the year has been rapid.

“The young people were also delighted to have received the hedgelaying award and can be justly proud of themselves.”

Dave Gurnett, internal moderator, said: “The sustainable progression of local students’ skill development together with increased knowledge of the area is of great value to the authority and will hopefully add to their confidence as they go forward.”