Tractor-ride to school

A teenager from County Durham was so determined not to miss his geography AS level exam that he battled through the snow in the family tractor.

"A few teachers asked me for a lift home"

A teenager from County Durham was so determined not to miss his geography AS level exam, that he battled through the snow in the family tractor.

16-year-old Will Richardson got his tractor licence last May.

When the roads around his home in Hutton Magna were closed earlier this week, he jumped in the tractor and travelled the seven miles to school in Barnard Castle.

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Teenager braves the snow in a tractor to get to exam

Will Richardson used the John Deere 6630 to make it to his exam Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A teenage boy from Barnard Castle was so determined to get to school, to sit a geography exam, that he drove there in a tractor.

16-year-old Will Richardson borrowed one of of his family's tractors and drove eight miles, through the snow, from Hutton Magna to Barnard Castle School in County Durham.

Will even stopped on the way to pick up a stranded classmate. He passed his tractor driving test in May and managed to navigate the vehicle up to the drive of the school.