Finley Allen, a year 11 student from Plymstock school recently spent a week with us at Soundview. He gives us a taste of some of the work he did here:
To be honest, when I started my work experience with Soundview in July, I didn’t expect that to mean I would be hurtling down England’s longest zip wire. Soundview were in Cornwall to video SkyWire, Hangloose Adventure’s first accessible zip wire and I was with them to help on the shoot. When I was asked to actually appear in the film, I had no idea what to expect. But I had great fun, in fact I found the experience exhilarating!
SkyWire, the Accessible Zip Wire
As I approached SkyWire, a woman coming off the ride said that it` was more fun than Alton Towers’ so I was really looking forward to trying it myself. And to be fair her comment was not wrong. I felt it bettered the experience that Alton Towers has to offer! After all, with SkyWire overlooking the Eden Project, the views are hard to beat. Once on the launch platform, and safely harnessed, I was ready to fly! With a Go Pro attached to my safety helmet, I was able to capture some great shots and all in one take. Gliding over the domes, even for a minute or two really made me appreciate what its like to have the air to myself, giving me a feeling of freedom. And mixed in with that was the adrenaline that sets in, even though you are completely safe! Yes it was certainly the highlight of my work experience in July this year, and one I won’t forget. It made a good week even better as I had an opportunity to mix work and fun!
The final video explains how everyone can use SkyWire. As for the accessibilty, it was refreshing to be able to experience something like this as a wheelchair user. Sometimes opportunities like going on a zip wire are few and far between. It means that even more people can enjoy the thrills on offer at Hangloose. Brian, who owns Hangloose said this was just the start of his accessible rides, so there may be more adventures soon!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Soundview and Hangloose for letting me take part in this great experience, I would also recommend anyone looking for adrenaline and a fun day out to try the accessible zip wire and/or some of the other brilliant activities Hangloose has to offer. For more information on Hangloose click here, or see our other blogs and videos: