BALLOONS filled the skies over Torbay on Wednesday afternoon in honour of schoolgirl Izzy Dix.
Hundreds gathered for her memorial service held at Lupton House, Churston.
Friends and family released balloons after the service.
Staff and students at Brixham Community College and well-wishers around the world also released balloons to honour the 14-year-old.
Izzy’s friends in Darwin, Australia released 14 doves, one for every year of her life.
Mark Eager, principal at Brixham Community College, said that all students and staff would also hold hands for a period of reflection. Teachers from the school spoke at the service
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.”
It is believed Izzy took her own life after enduring harassment online.
Songs at the service included Ed Sheeran’s Small Bump, Adele’s Set Fire To The rain, and Wonder Wall by Oasis.
There was a discreet police presence at the memorial service made up of local officers.
Two teachers from the school spoke at the Lupton House service.
Teacher Mrs Gillard from the college said Izzy loved poetry and was an enthusiastic learner. She said ‘She had a love and passion that astounded me’.