Three students from tiny island graduate with first class degrees
Three students from one of the world’s smallest islands graduated from the University of Portsmouth with first class degrees last week.
Graduates Kyle Shoesmith, Jordan Clingham and David Clarke are from St Helena – a small volcanic island with a population of around 4,500 people in the Atlantic Ocean.
The British Overseas Territory is only 10 miles long and 5 miles wide and is over 2,500 miles from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and 1,210 miles from the mouth of Cunene River in Namibia.
The island also has three primary schools but no tertiary education, with scholarships offered for students to study at a university abroad.
St Helena's most famous resident was Napoleon Bonaparte, who was exiled there in 1815 after the Battle of Waterloo until his death in 1821.