SIXTH formers who passed their exams with flying colours and found time to help in their community have received an award.

Chester-le-Street Rotary Club presented Frank Baddiley Awards to pupils from the town's schools who had excelled at their GCSE exams and also taken up voluntary work in their school or community.

Helen Griffin, of Park View School, Neena Suchdev, of Roseberry Sports and Community College and Amanda McMeiken, of the Hermitage School, all received an award.

In addition, each student was given a book token at the ceremony last Friday, which took place at the Waldridge Tavern, in Waldridge.