On Saturday the 15th of February the much anticipated Y9 Ski trip departed for the Italian Alps. Just over forty students took part in the trip to Pila in the Aosta Valley.
Students skied from 9am every day and were placed in small teaching groups based on ability. The improvement in everybody’s skiing was very commendable with some beginners at the start of the week having never put a pair of skis on before; by the end, they were tackling some challenging red runs! The advanced groups even tackled the infamous ‘Wall’, a near-vertical black run that would get the heart going of even the best skiers.
After skiing, there was a packed range of aprés ski activities including bowling, ice skating, and even a disco. We also visited the local city of Aosta and appreciated its vast range of ancient architecture and sampled some local sweet treats.
On the final evening, our ski instructors visited the hotel where we stayed in the small village of Villeneuve and held a presentation where each skier achieved a certificate with their skiing grade on it as well as other awards for individual achievements.
On behalf of all the students, I would like to thank Mr. Carr and all the staff involved, for coordinating such an enjoyable and memorable week.