A third-grade teacher is making sure her new class aim HIGH – by filming a welcome message they’ll never forget while skydiving out of a plane and reading a story to them.
Thrill seeker Rebecca Muir, 28, from Virginia Beach, has been skydiving for five years, and at the start of every school year she sends her new class a welcome video to get them excited for the year ahead.
This year, Rebecca thought, why not combine her two passions of skydiving and teaching into one extreme welcome video?
Rebecca headed to Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, where she jumped from a plane, pulled a book, “A Letter From Your Teacher,” from her fanny pack, reading it aloud during her descent.
Everything worked out perfectly, Rebecca said, completing the book before finishing her 13,000ft jump.
Rebecca teaches at Georgetown Primary, which is overseen by Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia.
After recording the video she shared an edited version on her social media channels and forwarded it to her new students via email.
Her students start school in September, and Rebecca thinks she is sure to hear all about her jump that day.
She said: “At the beginning of every school year, I send a welcome message to my students to introduce myself, get them excited and make them feel more comfortable ahead of the first day of school.
“I had the idea to combine my two major passions, skydiving and teaching, and the result was this video.
“I hope it sparked excitement when they watched it, and I can’t wait to meet them for the first time.
“My family and friends are very shocked and impressed – they thought it was a creative idea!
“Skydiving videos always make my mom nervous – but anything for the kids.”