East Ham teacher to take leap of faith in charity skydive

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 August 2018

Puja Roudh. Picture: Puja Roudh

Puja Roudh. Picture: Puja Roudh

Puja Roudh

An East Ham primary school teacher is taking a huge leap of faith for charity.

Puja Roudh, who teaches at Hartley Primary School in Hartley Avenue, seeks to raise £1,300 through a sponsored skydive for humanitarian relief group Khalsa Aid.

The 26-year-old has never leapt out of a plane flying thousands of feet above ground before, and will only be told how to work a parachute the day of the jump — not that that bothers her.

“I have had no training for this as of yet,” she told the Recorder.

Puja, who has lived in Forest Gate for 12 years, said she hopes the daring dive inspires her class to aim high.

“I wanted the pupils I have taught and currently teach, to see that anything is possible,” she said, adding: “This seemed like the perfect way to do this.”

The jump is scheduled for Saturday, September 8.

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