Hundredth birthday with sharks – level 3

24-03-2015 07:00

It’s not exactly what you’d expect a grandparent to do to mark their 100th birthday, but daredevil Georgina Harwood isn’t like other grannies.

She celebrated her 100th year by plunging into shark-infested waters. Just off the South African coast on Monday, Georgina sported a full body diving suit and climbed into a submerged cage to see the sharks underwater.

“Wonderful! Wonerful!”

“I don’t know where to look!”
“Were you happy to see a shark?”
“I’ve got some water for you, Granny.”
“The experience of a lifetime!”

Not only did she take part in the daring dive – two days before, Georgina jumped out of a plane in a tandem skydive. And that wasn’t even her first jump. Since turning 92, she’s taken part in three skydives.

Georgina, who planned a number of activities to celebrate her centenary, was skydiving to raise money to buy life jackets for volunteers at the National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa.

Difficult words: mark (to celebrate), daredevil (brave), plunge (to dive), shark-infested (the sharks are present), sport (to wear), submerged (underwater), daring (dangerous), tandem (with a professional), centenary (the hundredth birthday), volunteer (a person who does something without being paid for it).



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