Axe Valley Community College student becomes council press officer

AN AXE Valley Community College student has been appointed the first youth press officer for East Devon District Council.

AN AXE Valley Community College student has been appointed the first youth press officer for East Devon District Council.

Laura Gould, 16, will be scouting out young people's events and interests, as well as seeking their views on issues before writing articles on them.

Her press releases will then be sent out to the media in the East Devon area via the EDDC press office.

Laura, from Colyton, is currently studying for her A'levels in photography, English law and textiles, and has an interest in journalism and the media.

She said: "It is a delight to be one of the new youth press officers and I certainly will make the most of the brilliant opportunities that come with it.

"I also want to elevate the status of young people within the community so people like me feel their views can be heard and are of importance.