Hitchin headteacher terrified of heights takes on fastest zip wire in the world
PUBLISHED: 08:30 06 November 2018
A headteacher terrified of heights has faced her fears on the fastest zip wire in the world, raising £3,500 to pay for a community defibrillator and urgently-required school equipment.
Mary Driver, headteacher at William Ransom Primary School in Hitchin, reached speeds of 100mph on Velocity 2 at Penrhyn Slate Quarry in North Wales last Wednesday.
She said: “I have always had a fear of heights and the thought of jumping off a mountain terrified me, but I am always telling the children to face their fears and accept challenges, so I thought I had better do the same.
“I was nervous, but it was an amazing experience and I absolutely loved it.
“I was exhilarated and could easily have done the whole thing again.”
The money raised will be used to buy a defibrillator for community use and a new sound and projector system for the school hall.
You can still donate at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wrzipwire