Royal National College of the Blind students take to the skies

Hereford Times: Back row (from left) Idil Serce, Ceri Bentham and Rheanna Jones.Front row (from left) Serkan Atila, Haydar-Ali Ismail and India Johnston. Back row (from left) Idil Serce, Ceri Bentham and Rheanna Jones.Front row (from left) Serkan Atila, Haydar-Ali Ismail and India Johnston.

A GROUP of students decided to do something extreme to celebrate their time at the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC).

Idil Serce, Ceri Bentham, Rheanna Jones, Serkan Atila, Haydar-Ali Ismail and India Johnston took part in a parachute jump in Oxfordshire.

They were joined by India's friend Mark Goddard.

"The parachute jump was good, although we were waiting quite a while because of the bad weather," said Serkan, who used the event to complete the fund-raising part of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.

"We didn't do any particular preparation, they told us what to do when we got there.

"When I did the 10 mile Black Mountain Challenge last year I trained in the gym every day beforehand.

"You get a real sense of achievement when you do things like that, and I’ve done things at RNC that I wouldn’t have tried otherwise, like playing Blind Football.’

Haydar, from Manchester, added: "I thought it would be nice to jump out of an aeroplane.

"My aim is to try everything."

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