Lympstone pupils on trek

PUPILS from St Peters School in Lympstone broke new ground last weekend when they entered the Exmoor Challenge for the first time.

PUPILS from St Peters School in Lympstone broke new ground last weekend when they entered the Exmoor Challenge for the first time.

The group of 15 girls and boys, under the guidance of Mrs Emma Tyson, had been training for the 16 mile walk since February, taking part in eight, 12 and 16 mile walks as well as completing in-school training on navigation and using a compass.

And on Saturday St Peters 1, Felix Tyson, Max Parr, Matthew Dobie and Jonathan Seale, kept excellent time between the check points and finished the Exmouth Rotary-organised event in 5 hours 40 minutes.

The St Peters 2 quartet did well to complete the event, having got lost, put themselves back on track and added about an extra 3 miles to the course.

Emma Tyson said: "Everybody really enjoyed the experience. This is the first year that we have entered and we will definitely be doing it again hopefully getting stronger and faster.

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