Teacher to prove what goes up must come down

A HUNTINGDON English teacher will be facing one of her fears when she throws herself from a plane – 12,000 feet from solid ground. Jannine Robinson, 30, from St Ives, is hoping the Huntingdonshire community will help back her efforts by sponsoring the tan

A HUNTINGDON English teacher will be facing one of her fears when she throws herself from a plane - 12,000 feet from solid ground.

Jannine Robinson, 30, from St Ives, is hoping the Huntingdonshire community will help back her efforts by sponsoring the tandem parachute jump.

Her venture will help raise money to buy new equipment for the Duke of Edinburgh unit at the school where she teaches, St Peter's in Huntingdon.

"I'm not really that good with heights, I don't mind travelling on a plane but that's about it," Jannine told The Hunts Post. "My pupils are really excited for me but they also all think I'm mad for wanting to jump out of a plane."


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She needs to raise £375 to take part in the jump but is hoping to raise £500 so she can buy some new tents and waterproof equipment for the pupils who take part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at St Peter's.

Last weekend, the members went on an expedition to the South Downs and are planning to go to the Peak District later in the summer.

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The jump will take place at Chatteris airfield on Saturday, June 10, when she will be travelling at 120mph towards the ground, strapped to a trained instructor.

"I'm a bit excited but I've been told I'm only going to get a 30 minute ground-briefing, which doesn't seem like much," she said. "I have been told the jump will last between three and four minutes, so I'll be watching the ground race before my eyes in what will seem like the longest three minutes of my life. I just hope I'm not sick or deafen the instructor by screaming all the way down."

INFORMATION: To sponsor Jannine contact St Peter's School on 01480 459581.

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