Luke Broughton to take on Isle of Wight coastal walk to raise money for Barnack Primary School

Luke Broughton, 11, who is walking 80 miles to raise money for his school, Barnack Primary. 'Photo: SM280611-010ow.jpg
Luke Broughton, 11, who is walking 80 miles to raise money for his school, Barnack Primary. 'Photo: SM280611-010ow.jpg
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A YOUNGSTER will be completing an 80-mile coastal walk to raise money for his school.

Luke Broughton, 11, will soon be leaving Barnack Primary School to join Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton in September.

But the youngster wants to give something back to his primary school and will be walking around the coastal paths of the Isle of Wight.

Year 6 pupil Luke, along with his dad Phil and their dog Tess, will be walking the 80 miles over four days.

The trio will start on Friday, July 8, and hope to finish on Monday, July 11.

They aim to walk about 20 miles a day and will be camping.

They have been sponsored by Active Camping in Barnack.

Proud dad Phil, of Kingsley Close, Barnack, said: “He wanted to do it for two reasons.

“He wanted to do a challenge and he has been there since pre-school, reception and all the way through primary school and has had a fantastic time.

“He wanted to do something to raise money so he could say thank you to the school and staff.”

Luke, who is also a scout, has so far raised £250 but the family is hoping to raise more.

Phil said he and his wife Judith are impressed with Luke’s effort.

Phil added: “He is really excited about it.

“We are very proud of him and I am looking forward to it.”

If you would like to sponsor Luke e-mail Mr Broughton at pkbroughton@gmail.com