A group of youngsters are celebrating after completing the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh programme.
The 43 teenagers were presented with their certificates by Mayor Norma Redfearn at a ceremony at Marden High School, North Shields.
The 14 to 18-year-olds completed either the Bronze, Silver or Gold part of the programme, taking part in activities such as camping, conservation work, or volunteering in charity shops.
Mrs Redfearn said: “The young people should be very proud of themselves; it’s not only an extremely prestigious award but it’s recognition of their successful journey of self-discovery and development.
“I would like to also take this opportunity to thank the volunteers for giving up their free time to arrange expeditions and take part in events.”
Anyone interested in taking part in Duke of Edinburgh can email Helen.Javis@northtyneside.gov.uk