Exmouth deaf and blind boy tackles Ten Tors challenge

A DEAF and blind Brixington boy has successfully tackled the gruelling Ten Tors challenge.

A DEAF and blind Brixington boy has successfully tackled the gruelling Ten Tors challenge.

Ruairi Corr, 14, a pupil at the West of England School, and College for People with Little or No Sight took part in a special one-day event designed for youngsters with physical or educational needs.

Ruairi, who last year conquered one of England's highest peaks, Scafell Pike, was among a group of 15 students, aged between 14 and 21, taking part in the demanding one-day Jubilee Challenge.

School and college spokeswoman Laura Sperring said: "It really was a fantastic achievement.

"The weather was kind to us but it was very cold camping on Friday night.

"All our students completed the challenge and worked really well together as a team - helping one another all the time.

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"They are exhausted but thrilled to have completed such a gruelling challenge.