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Royal National College of the Blind students take to the skies
6:02am Sunday 13th July 2014 in News
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."