Is it a plane, no it’s Lesley

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HEADTEACHER Lesley Bowyer has undertaken a secret mission, to jump out of a plane at 15,000 feet.

Mrs Bowyer wanted to make the Diamond Jubilee celebrations a remarkable occasion for her pupils at Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick.

“Only my husband Mark, deputy head Paul Mashinter and the people I booked with knew when I was going to be doing it because I told the children I would do it some time before the party,” she said.

The sky dive was so top secret that even Mrs Bowyer’s family didn’t know about it until she showed them her secret film at her 50th birthday party last Friday.

“I was absolutely terrified before I went for the sky dive. And the few days leading up to it I was getting worse and that was hard to hide from people. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it because of the weather. I just wanted to get it out of the way.

“The crew told us we would feel icy cold but I didn’t feel that, in fact I didn’t notice any change. I just remember the feeling of noise and the speed more than anything.

“Afterwards I was buzzing and that is why I found so hard not to say anything. I watched the DVD and I was so excited. I was so just relieved when it was all out in the open because I was worried I was going to let it slip. The children were so excited that I did it for them. They knew before my family.”

Mrs Bowyer has raised £250 for the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice and for playground improvements at the school.

To sponsor her visit “I would like to thank everybody who has donated so far.”