Scout walks miles

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A Pool Academy student has hiked more than 30 miles across Cornwall with his scout group over the weekend.

Thomas Beard, Year 8, arrived at Pool Academy on Monday with tales of adventure after taking part in a Coast to Coast walking event.

After school on Friday he went to a site near Trelissick where they camped overnight before being taken to Mevagissey ready for the start of the walk.

He was in a group of three and, together with other groups, walked 23 miles back to the campsite.  On Sunday he walked 16 miles from the south coast to Porthtowan on the north coast.

Thomas said: “It took me 18 hours to complete. It was really windy and raining which made it harder.

“I did enjoy it.”

He revealed this was the third year he had taken part in the Coast to Coast challenge and he hoped to do it again in the future.

He added: “It was a great experience.”

Margh Brewer, Thomas' tutor, said: "I was amazed to hear what Thomas got up to over the weekend. What a long way to walk. Congratulations on a fantastic achievement."

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Christiana Richardson