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Tuesday, 12 April 2016
The Junior Boys travelled to the resort of Superdévoluy in the French Alps over the Easter holidays to enjoy some end-of-season skiing. After some lessons in the ski school, the Beginners’ Group was quickly disbanded as everyone was deemed able to ski, and on just their second full day in France all of the boys ascended to 2200 metres!
The boys had the opportunity to ski in various conditions on the slopes, ranging from excellent skiing weather to tackling snow and wind. Later on in the week, the Intermediate groups took on a red run and with the help of their instructors were able to improve their technique. Everyone also practised slalom races, which was great fun.
In addition to skiing, the boys enjoyed some impromptu geography lessons when they spotted strange cloud formations and views of rock strata on their way up to the ski slopes. Pupils and teachers alike had fun with evening activities such as mini-bowling, Bingo, and sampling the best pizzeria in the area!
All of the boys were assessed on their current skiing ability by instructors at the end of the trip, and received a medal and progress book to take home.
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