After listening to countless students talking about skydiving in Byron Bay, I finally got my chance to see what it was really like to jump out of a plane! I met up with Holly at the airfields and was lucky to not only have one of the best dive masters Stacey but also to be able to jump with Holly and her dad John. The company is very professional and safety conscious which made me feel more relaxed.
The only words to describe the feeling are surreal and amazing. If I was a Cambridge student I would probably say ‘awesome’.
Now I understand why so many of our students go skydiving. I can recommend it 100%. It really is a fantastic thing to do in Byron Bay as it gives you a totally different perspective of this great place. The lighthouse and bay look great at 14,000 feet.
Holly said that in the whale migration season (June – November) you can see whales breaching! So my advice is do an early morning jump, don’t have a hangover and follow John’s advice don’t blink when you jump out of the plane.
The Elementary class and their teacher Belinda are organising a raffle and sausage sizzle on Friday after graduation 12:30. There are going to be great prizes to be won and everything is being donated by local businesses. Please bring along your small change ($1.00 – $5.00) to buy raffle ticket and sausages.
Last week Tess from Bay FM came to school to interview students about how they celebrate St Valentine’s Day in their country. She interviewed students from Korea, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Brazil and Taiwan. Most of the students were from David’s Intermediate B class. I heard Tess tell David that his students had really good speaking skills.
To listen to the students’ interviews tune in to Bay FM 99.9 on Monday 14 February 11:00 -12:00pm.
The didgeridoo is thought to be the oldest wind instrument in the world. It is traditionally made from one species of Eucalyptus tree. The hardest part about learning the didgeridoo is the circular breathing. In this photo David is teaching his Oz studies class the basics of didgeridoo. Good luck!
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