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Derby balloon arrives in Sydney

A balloon released by a schoolboy in Derby has turned up 10,000 miles away in Australia.

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10,000 miles for balloon from Derby to Australia

The possible route of the balloon from Derby to Sydney Credit: Google Maps

This map shows how far Joshua Blackaby's balloon travelled in the race entered by 300 pupils at the Wyndham Primary Academy in Derby last December.

The students launched their balloons together - and some made it as far as The Netherlands and Denmark.

However Josh's went all the way down under!

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