Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Whitley pupils take to the slopes in Austria

On Friday 17th February, a large coach carrying pupils from Whitley Academy embarked on a long journey to Gmund, Austria, for a week long skiing trip. 

Members of the Whitley Academy P.E teaching staff took 26 pupils of all ages and abilities on the trip, with the aim of learning about, or improving their skiing, and gaining an understanding of a different culture. 

The ski resort was perfect for our students, with some good blue runs for the beginners, and some difficult red and black runs for our intermediates. In addition, the skiing instructors gave great instructions for how to improve the pupils' skiing techniques.

There was plenty of snow, however on Thursday it was close to 15 degrees on the lower slopes, so some what slushy by the end of the day. 

Students also got to try curling at night time, and did a town trail of Gmund. Gmund itself was a very picturesque town, with some beautiful buildings and architecture. It was also very safe. 

Overall pupils had a great time on and off the slopes, and we hope to arrange our next ski trip for 2019, possibly to America!!