Space cadet Charles’ award triumph

AWARD success was written in the stars for Sidmouth College student Charles Powell.

The 13-year-old has been named Young Astro Photographer of the year by the Norman Lockyer Observatory for his stunning snap of a full moon.

The category was open to children aged from 11 to 15.

Charles, who’s also on the college’s Gifted and Talented science programme, is a keen astronomer and member of the Space Cadets club at the observatory, which meets every Friday at 7.30pm.