VIDEO: Grieving community says goodbye to bullied schoolgirl Izzy Dix
Balloons filled the skies over Torbay and around the world in honour of bullied schoolgirl Izzy Dix.
More than 100 people gathered for a memorial service for the 14-year-old, who died last month, while more were outside listening in the garden.
Staff and students at Brixham Community College joined friends, family and well-wishers around the world in a balloon release.
Izzy's friends in Darwin, Australia also released 14 doves, one for every year of her short life.
Teachers from the college spoke at the Lupton House service in Churston yesterday.
Mrs Gillard said Izzy loved poetry and was an enthusiastic learner, adding: "She had a love and passion that astounded me".
Principal Mark Eager said that students and staff would also hold hands for a period of reflection. He said: "We are a family. We are a community in every sense of the word and we are a shocked and grieving community and this is important in that grieving process."
Izzy's mum, Gabbi, has publicly thanked all who have shown support.
She said in a message to the Izzy Dix Anti-bullying memorial group: "My heartfelt love is with the beautiful people that have supported me."