A school in Whitby which specialises in training the next generation of fishermen has recognised the achievements of its students at an annual awards ceremony.
Representatives from a variety of maritime sectors gathered at Whitby and District Fishing School, at Whitby Mission and Seafarer's Centre, to witness the event.
Andrew Hodgson from the Fishing School said: "Awards are a way to encourage good behavior and teach competitive spirit. This is the reason why the Fishing School organises an award ceremony every year to encourage its students.
"Today’s prize winners are a true representation of everything that we stand for here at the Fishing School – these hard working, dedicated young people are a credit to the maritime industry and an inspiration to us all."
Awards went to the following students:
Apprentice of the Year - Jonathon Garrett, presented by Sunderland Marine.
The Whitby Gazette Shield, Arries-Ide Memorial Award - Shaun Topham, presented by Whitby Gazette editor Ed Asquith.
George Traves Award for Excellence - William Becker, presented by Chris Traves.
See next week's Gazette for more reaction.