2004 – 2005
Torbay Civic Award introduced by Karen Thomson at Cockington Primary School 12 children were presented with their award by the mayor of Torbay Nick Bye.
Homelands School joined Cockington School – 34 children achieved the award – Certificates presented by Councillor Beryl McPhail at Oldway Mansion.
White Rock School began the award. 35 children were presented with certificates at Oldway Mansion by Councillor Hytch, the Chair of Torbay Council,
Over forty Year 6 pupils from Cockington, White Rock, Homelands and St Marychurch primary schools were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by the Chair of the council Councillor Martin Hodge at Oldway Mansion.
Torre and Collaton St Mary Schools joined – numbers rose to nearly 80 Councillor Matthew Phillip presented the certificates.
IB students at Torquay Boys Grammar School organised the first launch for 150 children Participation Pride focused on participating in your communities.
A record number of over 100 Year 6 pupils from Shiphay, Cockington, White Rock, Torre, Priory, Warberry, Homelands and Collaton St Mary schools took part this year and were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by the Chair of Torbay Council Councillor Derek Mills at the annual Torbay Civic Award Presentation Night, which, this year, was held at the Centenary Hall, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.
The first Brixham school joined the award! Furzeham Primary took number of schools involved to 13! We also welcomed the Abbey School, Shiphay, Hayes, Warberry, Priory and Sacred Heart who all took part in the award this year.
188 Children from Shiphay, Cockington, White Rock, Torre, Priory, Warberry, Homelands, Hayes, The Abbey School, Sacred Heart, Ilsham, Furzeham and Collaton St Mary primary schools.
St Marychurch took numbers this year to 190! The presentation Night was once again held in the Centenary Hall at Torquay Boys Grammar School and children were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by the Chair of Torbay Council CouncillorJulien Parrott
The numbers of children taking part in the Torbay Civic Award since its inception nine years ago grew to over 1000 this year when nearly 200 Year 6 pupils from Torbay primary schools were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by Councillor Ray Hill at the annual Torbay Civic Award Presentation Night, which was held at the Centenary Hall, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.
We welcomed Sherwell Valley as our newest school and children from St Marychurch, Shiphay, Cockington, St Margarets, Sherwell Valley, Furzeham, Torre, Priory, Warberry, Homelands, Hayes, The Abbey School, Sacred Heart, and Collaton St Mary primary schools all took part in the scheme.
The 11th anniversary of the Torbay Civic Award was celebrated during a year which really focused on publicity and community growth. Our new website was introduced; bringing the Torbay Civic Award onto the world wide web!
370 children achieved the award and were presented with their certificates by Councillor Ann Brookes at the Presentation Night where children also received a commemorative pen courtesy of Babbacombe and St Marychurch Rotary Club.
2015 – 2016
The 12th Torbay Award Presentation saw over 200 Torbay Year 6 Students receive their Torbay Civic Award at a ceremony held at Torquay Boys Grammar School with certificates presented by councillor Ray Hill.
This year we were pleased to introduce a new school “Exminister Primary School” which is out first school outside of the Torbay area.
2016 – 2017
The 13th Torbay and Civic Award Presentation signed off 275 Year 6 students from 15 Primary Schools. This year for the first time we renamed the award to the Torbay and Devon Civic Award due to the fact we had more Devon schools outside of Torbay joining us.
Instead of the normal one presentation for the first time we had two separate presentations.
The first presentation certificates were presented by Torbay Council Chair person Anne Brooks and the second presentation certificates were presented by Devon County Council Chairman Ray Radford.
2017 – 2018
This year we had 19 schools taking part! Growing bigger in Devon, we welcomed Gatehouse Primary Academy and Hazeldown Primary, and back in Torbay we added Warberry Academy, Ilsham Academy and Preston School.
Also, for the first time two home-educated students successfully completed the award. Numbers achieving the award rose to 287.
This year the Presentation Night was held at St Cuthbert Mayne School and. Once again, there were two separate presentation ceremonies. Pupils at the school acted as hosts for the night and certificates were presented by Councillor Caroline Chugg : the Chair of Devon County Council and Councillor Ian Doggett (Chair of Torbay Council)
2018 – 2019
Our 15th year broken another barrier and this time we held three presentations in two venues at St Cuthbert Mayne Secondary School and participants from Devon Schools were awarded their certificates in a new venue Uffculme Secondary School.
We also welcomed 9 new schools; Feniton, Silverton, North Molton, Tipton St John, Whimple, Highweek, Uffculme, Watcombe and Trinity.
Nearly 450 students from around Devon were awarded the Torbay and Devon Civic Award for 2018/2019
2019 – 2020
Our 16th year was a very strange one and for the first time we could not hold any presentation due to UK lockdowns during the majority of 2020 and schools managed their own work around to present graduating students with a limited copy of the certificate for embracing the spirt and values of the Torbay and Devon Civic Award.
Even during the lockdown our graduating students continued to work through their Torbay & Devon Civic Award objectives and 296 year 6 students were successfully awarded the Torbay and Devon Civic Award from 27 participating Primary Schools.
2020 – 2021
During our 17th year we were still unable to host any presentation ceremonies but still 127 from 14 primary schools successfully achieved their Torbay and Devon Civic Award.
2021 – 2022
After a 2 year gap of not being able to run presentation evenings and with covid and locdowns easing we were pleased to host three presentation evenings with 2 being at St Cuthbert Mayne primary school and a third being hosted at Uffculme secondary school.
27 primary schools participated with 264 year 6 students achieving their Torbay and Devon Civic Award.
2022 – 2023
Thirty-one schools took part in the 19th year of the Torbay and Devon Civic Awardand certificates were presented to 379 children. This brought the grand total of young people ever receiving thecertificate to 3,762! There were four Presentation Nights: two at St Cuthbert Mayne, one at Offwell School and a new presentation at Kingsbridge School for schools in the south Hams. We are indebted to the support of James Down, Head Teacher at St Cuthbert Mayne, and Tina Graham at Kingsbridge School and, once again, enjoyed the hospitality at The Venue at Uffculme School. As usual, pupils impressed everyone with the enormity and commitment of their work which was communicated via school PowerPoint presentations. This year, for the first time, the Pledge to the Planet, was an element of the award and assessors throughout Torbay and Devon were inspired by the children’s passion, knowledge and maturity.
This year we welcomed St John’s School, Sidmouth, Galmpton C of E School, Brixham and Our Lady and St Patricks Roman Catholic School, Teignmouth. Certificates were presented by the Chair of Devon County Council, Councillor Percy Prowse and the Deputy Civic Mayor for Torbay, Councillor Hannah Stevens.