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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Richard Coates Annual Ski Trip

Richard Coates returned from yet another fantastic Ski Trip this week.  Having taken some 47 pupils to the resort of Les Menuires in the Trois Vallees, Mr Hopper was only full of praise for his students on their return.
The pupils were all an absolute credit to the school.  Each has progressed so far in a week in terms of not only their skiing ability, but also thier social skills and living away from their home comforts.
The hotel Piolet managed by Chay and his wife Zoe was an excellent base from which we were able to ski to and from the door each day was an excellent base in the resort centre.  The quality of service from the staff was fantastic.
SKiing in 6 days of solid sunshine certainly meant spirits were high and the views from the top of the pistes were breathtaking. Especially looking across the magnificent Mt Blanc.
I know that the pupils will cherish the memories of the trip for many years to come and I look forward to start planning again for next years adventure.

Quotes from pupils on the 2011 Ski Trip to Les Menuires
I thoroughly enjoyed this years skiing trip. The skiing, the accommodation and also the food, it was all great!   My favourite part of the trip was learning to parallel ski down the red slopes.  I also enjoyed the après ski activities like the town trail. Quiz night, crepe night and the disco.  Our 4 instructors Marco, Lolo, Audrey and Muriel were very friendly.  I would definitely recommend this trip to the year 7s.
Adam 8 He

Skiing was a really good experience and I will always remember the trip.  I would definitely go skiing again as it was great fun.  It was the best activity holiday I've ever had!
Kim 8He

The ski trip was amazing! The best thing for me was getting down a slope and knowing that you had achieved it.  If you made a mistake the instructor told you how to correct it and you could improve.
Logan 8Ry

Skiing 2011 in Les Menuires has been the best week of my life.  It has taught me that if you put your head to it you can do it.  I will never forget this trip.
Jack 8Ry

I would recommend the skiing trip to everyone.  It was fun and I was able to make more friends. 

The great thing about the ski trip was being able to experience a new environment and try something that I had never done before.  I will always remember the feeling of skiing down the mountain in the sunshine.  It was amazing.
Dan 8Ry