Brave teen in GCSEs success
Emma-Rose Collins is celebrating achieving GCSE exam success against all the odds.
The 16-year-old managed to gain an A*, two As and three Bs in her exams despite losing her mother Jacqui early in June.
The Carnmoney pupil from Hazelwood Integrated College - who is a former winner of the Diana Award for Courageous Young Citizen - has once again gained the respect of her family and her teachers and peers for her determination.
Emma-Rose has Marfan's syndrome, a congenital condition resulting in weak connective tissues that affects eyes, skeleton and blood vessels among other tissue.
Her aunt Kerry Shaw said: "We are all so very proud of her. We know her mum would be too."