KS3 Ski Trip

New photos added 10/02/20!

Our KS3 Ski Trip is currently enjoying the slopes in the south of France. Mr Gaines has sent through some photos of the group in their spectacular surroundings!

He says: ‘We have had two days of contrasting skiing. Monday was a day of plus 8 degrees in temperature! Fabrice, one of our instructors, was not impressed by this and spent the day bemoaning global warming. However, it was not wet and the light was a little better, allowing everyone to feel like they were skiing well. All groups got higher up the mountain and came back buzzing about ski lifts and gondola rides.

By Day 4, winter returns with a vengeance. We woke up to snow and it did not really stop all day. Coupled with the snow was a biting wind, the windchill dropped the temperature so there were some cold noses. The new soft snow made for some nice skiing. By three o’clock when we returned to the hotel, it was snowing heavily and the hotel staff said it had snowed right down into the valley. Last nights après ski was Winter Olympics, and some of the photos show our Olympians in action.

Wednesday and Thursday have seen the return of near perfect blue sky conditions. All three groups have now skied to a high point for a spectacular view of the magnificent alpine scenery. Mont Blanc has been very visible, as has a full moon late in the afternoon, making for magical skiing.

The jump and terrain parks are the main topic of conversation at the dinner table.  Pupils are enjoying the thrills and spills of more challenging skiing.

Everyone has made huge progress this week; with many of us overcoming some personal challenges. It has been great to hear the laughter and see smiling faces as pupils learn in a new environment.

It is difficult to believe we have one day left! I know there are a few of us who are looking forward to seeing family and friends on Saturday. See everybody soon. Hopefully with some great goggle tans.’