26/02/2020 0 Comments
Students Hit the Slopes in Salzburg
During February half-term, a group of JC6 students took part in a week-long ski trip to Salzburg in Austria, alongside younger students from Hinckley Academy.
Students and staff battled bad weather caused by storm Dennis and a four-hour ferry port delay during their journey, but arrived ready to enjoy a week of non-stop skiing. The twenty-five students were split into groups based on their ability level, each group was then assigned an instructor, whose expert tuition helped all students to make fantastic progress. Students got to experience skiing on a variety of slopes, all the way from beginner slopes to challenging red slopes, with many students even taking on jumps by the end of the week! Miss Kelly shared how impressed she was with the group following the trip: "On behalf of myself, Mr Morris and Miss Pearce we’d like to say how great all of the students have been! A real credit to the school, with other schools, staff and skiers alike commenting on the behaviour, politeness and all-round great attitude of our students! We’ve been immensely proud of them and their progress this week."
Students also took part in a variety of evening entertainment, from bowling and a pizza night, to bum boarding down the slopes and birthday celebrations- giving them all a week to remember! At the end of the trip, staff held a presentation evening to celebrate a great week. During the evening awards given to students included, 'Most Improved' for progress made on the slopes, 'Most Resilience' for never giving up, 'Happiest Skier', 'Surprise Skier' and 'Supportive Skier'.
After returning home staff who took part in the trip commented: "We had a few falls and near-misses along the way, but all the students were fantastic and the attitude and behaviour they demonstrated made us immensely proud as their teachers. We hope to be able to offer a similar trip in 2022 so watch this space!"