During February half term, a group of pupils embarked on a long, 26 hour coach journey to Ponte Di Legno, Italy for the school’s eighth Ski Trip. The skiers made great progress, with the beginner groups attempting numerous red runs, and the more advanced groups confidently tackling the blacks of the glacier by the end of the week. The week was full of bright blue skies and warm weather, and believe it or not, very little snow – well, no fresh snow that is.

It was a very tiring week, action packed from the time pupils woke until the minute they fell asleep. Not only were they skiing for six hours a day, there was also an après ski programme in place in the evening where pupils went bum boarding, tasted the traditional pizzas and ice-creams, and had the opportunity to shop in the village of Ponte Di Legno. As with previous trips, we had nominations and awards every evening giving the pupils the opportunity to share events of the day. Sam, Harry G, Matty, Dylan and Harry B were some of the (un)lucky ones to wear the frog or queen helmet covers with fluorescent tutus for their mishaps!


Mrs Holt, Ski Trip Leader commented, ‘The pupils, as usual, did us proud, and made it a very enjoyable trip for all; pupils and adults alike. Everyone was superbly behaved and a real asset to the school. We are maintaining our very high expectations with another trip returning with no incidents, accidents or illnesses. It is too hard to mention just one outstanding pupil, and I am extremely proud everyone who came along’. 

Anyone who fancies having a go, the trip for February half term is now open, and is a perfect opportunity to come along and learn this wonderful sport. For more information please see the letter on our website. Mrs Holt said ‘the trip is certainly worth every penny and is an amazing experience.’

Beth, Year 9: ‘I really enjoyed the ski trip in Italy. It was an amazing opportunity to try something new, meet new people and have lots of fun. I had never been skiing before and it was great to try something new. I would definitely recommend the trip.’

Hannah, Year 9: ‘There was lots of things to always get involved with. It was very hands on and you never missed an opportunity to improve. We were always pushed to do our best and formed new bonds with people. It was a real laugh!’

Shona, Year 9: ‘The ski trip was really fun because it doesn’t matter how experienced you are, everyone was really kind about it. Even if you didn’t know anyone there, you would still enjoy it. Not only do you get to learn to ski you get to see the beautiful views and meet new people from other schools. You won’t be bored!’


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