Following the Winter Olympics, Southlands High School students have secured their own certificates for skiing during a 7 day trip to Montgenevre in France.

Twenty two students demonstrated their own abilities on the glistening snow in stunning mountain scenery at 2000 metres above sea level. They enjoyed perfect conditions with three days of snow and bright sunshine. Fully trained instructors led the lessons for four hours a day providing the students with an outstanding sporting experience. There were a few falls on the snow, some struggled with direction on their skis and managing to slide backwards rather than forwards!

The experience was not restricted to skiing alone as the Apres ski entertainment allowed students to experience ice skating, bungie trampolining and a games night with the winners enjoying a prize pizza!

Students were quick to savour the opportunity to try the authentic cuisine of ‘cuisses de grenouilles’ and ‘escargots’. Also known as frogs’ legs and snails. Some said they would order it again and the students desire to try new foods was more than welcomed by the local residents.

All students behaved impeccably and a successful Ski trip was enjoyed by all.

Initial preparations are now underway for next year’s trip. Information will be available within next couple of weeks.

“At Southlands, we pride ourselves in being able to offer students a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that will assist in their development. The ski trip was a great success and I have enjoyed hearing all the fantastic stories from students who thoroughly enjoyed their time in France”  Mark Fowle, Head Teacher


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