A SPECIAL Brownies celebration was held for a determined schoolgirl who has collected all 57 interest badges.

Emilia Cyriac, of First Whiteknight Brownies, is in an elite group of children to have achieved the feat at the age of just 10.

She may also be the last of her generation to have all the traditional badges, with the old system set to be overhauled in September.

The enthusiastic girl was presented with a bespoke badge and certificate to mark her achievement.

Her mother Rebecca said: "Many girls have set themselves this challenge, but it takes a lot of hard work to see it through to the end.

"Roughly one person across the country every year will achieve this and the fact that she may be the last of her generation to complete this challenge makes it even more special.

"Her dad and I were so proud of her when she finished. Some of the badges took months to achieve and she had to be very determined when things got harder.

"All of the badges will become obsolete and that makes it all the more incredible for Emilia."

Pauline Crisp, who has been involved with Brownies for more than 30 years, said she had never seen a girl achieve this target.

Emilia, who attends Hillside Primary School, started Brownies in June 2015 aged just seven and had to complete a range of challenges, including gardening, First Aid and swimming.

A huge fan of the Queen and Royal Family, young Emilia is very proud to have gained five badges related to royal occasions.

This included a trip to Windsor to watch the Royal Wedding to allow Emilia to receive her final badge for writing.

With all 57 of the interest badges secured, Emilia intends to gather more than 60 badges when she starts Scouts in September.

Emilia added: "When I told people this is what I wanted to do they were very happy for me, but they also told me I needed to get started quickly.

"I really enjoyed going to the Royal Wedding with my cousin and I also went to The Queen's 90th birthday walkabout.

"It was a lot of hard work, but I am pleased I have done it. I enjoyed doing the swimming and horse riding badges the most."