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On Friday 10th February The Thomas Hardye School set off for their annual ski trip to St. Anton in Austria, taking 41 students with them. We arrived in St Anton on Saturday and after a good night’s sleep we were ready to hit the slopes on Sunday morning. The weather was spectacular all week, with bright sunshine making the ski conditions amazing.
The students were spilt off into their groups (beginners, intermediate and advanced) and put through their paces right from the start. By Tuesday the beginner groups were skiing down from the top of the mountain to the bottom, a remarkable achievement for those skiers who had never put a pair of skis on before. The advanced group were given the ultimate test and on Thursday they skied a total distance of 27 miles (more than a marathon); with some very tired legs afterwards. Finally, the intermediate group enjoyed their time at the snow parks, with some very good and not quite so good jumping skills being shown. However, from start to finish each group progressed excellently, getting more confident as the week went on.
A special mention to some of our award winners for this week:
Best Male Skier: Jack Chatfield
Best Female Skier: Alice Furness
Most Improved Male: Nathanial James
Most Improved Female: Jorgia Hutchings
Snow Plough King: Alex Ashfield
Snow Plough Queen: Kiesha Pearce
Piste Basher King: Joe Message
Piste Basher Queen: Kate O’Brien
Overall it was a very successful ski trip, enjoyed by both students and staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank students for their impeccable behaviour and I hope next year’s ski trip will be just as successful as this one.
Miss E Bright