Isaac on cloud nine as jump raises over £5K

Victoria College Y13 student, Isaac Tarrant (18) does a skydive to raise money for the Victoria College Foundation Picture: ROB CURRIE. (37780141)

AN A-level student took to the skies on Saturday to raise money for the foundation that made his schooling at Victoria College possible – with a skydive that saw him jump from 10,000ft.

Year 13 student Isaac Tarrant has been a recipient of the school’s bursary for 11 years.

“It stuck with me, coming from Les Landes and having this conversation with my parents about how lucky I am to be here,” he said.

“It was really about passing that forward.”

Isaac said he would not have been able to attend the school without the financial support he receives from the Victoria College Foundation. During his time there he has become an accomplished pianist, competing as a finalist in the PwC Jersey Young Musician of the Year competition in 2023.

“At VCP, the music culture was incredible,” he said.

“Even now at Vic, I’m allowed to use the grand piano in the Great Hall, which is amazing. I don’t know what it’s going to be like when I’m not at school and I’ll not be able to use a grand piano!

“Music is such a big part of my life now.”

Having surpassed his £5,000 fundraising goal, Isaac admitted he hadn’t eaten on Saturday morning before his jump.

But despite his nerves, he said the jump was “insane”.

“When you’re halfway up, you realise it’s too late now, you can’t really go back. You’re 10,000 feet up looking over the whole of Jersey – it’s insane.

“You jump out, it’s 30 seconds freefall and it feels incredible.”

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