During February half term, 26 Year 9 Senior School students set off on a ski trip to Gstaad, Switzerland. Only this year was a little different to previous years, as they were accompanied by 24 very excited Year 5 and 6 students from the Junior School.
The journey was a long one, but all the students stayed in good spirits and we arrived at our hotel at 2am ready to drop into our beds.
The hotel staff were very welcoming and soon all were asleep. We awoke to beautiful scenery and lots and lots of snow! As soon as we were able the next morn, we hit the slopes.
The week went by without injury, and all students improved their skiing techniques. They got up rearing to go each morning and were a pleasure to look after. The evening entertainment was met by an equal measure of enthusiasm. There were activities such as toasting marshmallows on an open fire up the mountain, to swimming, to a quiz evening and a film night. The highlight of this though, has to be the disco on the last evening, whereupon a Year 9 group challenged the younger students to a 'dance off'. It was such fun and so good to see the younger ones stepping up to the challenge!
The final day skiing was a time for the slalom races. Everyone took part and tried their hardest to whizz down the slope at top speed. The staff were so proud of all of the students, as they continually cheered and encouraged each other on, both then and throughout the week.