A Gilwern Primary school student has decided to do a tandem paraglide to raise money to fund a new climbing frame for the school.

10-year-old Harriet Livsey came up with the idea having watched paragliders from Crickhowell Paragliding fly over her house in Gilwern.

Harriet then contacted Crickhowell Paragliding to see whether it was possible for her to do a tandem paraglide and now they have given her permission she is due to go on her paragliding run at the end of October.

The PTA and children from Gilwern Primary have been fundraising over the last year to pay for an new outdoor climbing frame for the school yet are still short of the funds needed to build the climbing frame.

Harriet has decided to do her own extra fundraising as she is in Year 6 at Gilwern Primary school and wants to see the climbing frame project happen before she leaves for comprehensive school.

Speaking about her brave fundraising effort, Harriet said: “I wanted to do something to help get the climbing frame in school before I leave school.

‘‘I like to do exciting stuff like zip wires and surfing although I’ve never jumped off a mountain before so I think it will be really exciting but I’m a bit nervous.

‘‘Our school focus value this month is courage and I am going to use all of mine to be able to do this.

‘‘I hope to raise a lot of money so everyone in school can have fun on the climbing frame.”

Harriet has so far raised nearly £300 towards her £500 target.

For more information on Harriet’s fundraising challenge and to donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hattie-paragliding