Students organise sky dive for charity

Thursday, 27 June 2013

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Five brave Seevic College students have raised hundreds of pounds for charity by organising a tandem sky dive.

Business Studies students Kane Asher, James Killingback, Josh Mcdonagh, Lewis Turner and Scott Yule raised £850 for Cancer Research UK.

The students, who all study BTEC Level 3 Business, were challenged to create a real-life business event as part of their two-year course.

Kane said: “We are all in the same class and decided to work as a group and do something a bit different.”

The five, who are all aged 17, decided to organise a tandem sky dive and presented their idea to lecturer John Hallam.

He said: “In previous years most students have organised events such as talent shows or barbecues, so when the students came to me to organise a sky dive I was a bit surprised.”

"I am really proud of the sky diving team. The five of them have passed their unit with flying colours" Lecturer John Hallam

The project is designed to help students show their business credentials, and if their idea makes money students are allowed to keep part of the profits.

However, the generous five students decided to donate all of the money raised to Cancer Research UK.

John added: “I am really proud of the sky diving team. The five of them have passed their unit with flying colours.”

Seevic College offers a range of courses for 16-19 year-olds including A-Levels, BTEC Diplomas, Professional Qualifications and Apprenticeships.

Spaces are still remaining on courses starting in September 2013. To find out more ring 01268 882 666 or email

Caption: (from left to right) Josh Mcdonagh, Lewis Turner, Scott Yule, Kane Asher and James Killingback.


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