On Saturday 12th February 2011, 32 students from Year 10 and 11 and 4 staff embarked on a 20 hour coach journey (with no DVD player on the coach!) to the Aosta Valley in Italy for a week of fun in the snow.
After getting kitted out with all the relevant ski gear, the students travelled up the summit of the mountain to start their snow sport tuition. For some students this would be the first time they had ever held skis in their hands, let alone have them attached to their legs!!! The students were split into working groups depending on their previous experience on the slopes and would receive 5 hours of lessons a day.
Many students were being assessed throughout the week in relation to their GCSE PE course with a view to using skiing/snowboarding as one of their chosen sports for their practical examination. Students also improved their Italian and this was evident in communication with Italians through the course of the week – “prego”.
On top of this, the students were provided with an extensive après ski programme which included bowling, pizza night, disco, and the eagerly anticipated presentation evening.
Throughout the week all students progressed extremely well and by the end of the week all students were skiing/snowboarding, the whole mountain – a real achievement!
The students behaved exceptionally well throughout the week and were a pleasure to be with and CCS can be proud of the maturity levels shown by all whilst on this educational visit.
CCS PE Department