This year St. Joseph’s College took 15 pupils on a skiing tour in Bardonecchia, Italy. We interviewed their rep, who gave us a detailed insight into the week spent with the group. In this blog post, we find out what were the thoughts of the party leader.
The group went away for a week of skiing with 15 pupils and 2 teachers. During the first day, everyone travelled to the resort, got their equipment fitted, had dinner at the hotel and retreated for a good night sleep before the first day of skiing. The second day saw the children split into two groups – beginners and intermediates. Some of them had been away with parents, where they learned to ski, or had been skiing with previous ski tours organised by the school. For a number of the children, however, this was the first time on the slopes. Each group was accompanied by a local instructor who was with them at all times.
“The skiing was excellent, great instructors, good equipment and a good resort for beginners and intermediates. The ski lockers were an unpleasant necessity.”
– commented Helen B., party leader and Head of PE at St. Joseph’s
During the time in destination, the group had activities such as ice skating, snowcat rides and a dinner at an authentic Italian restaurant. Most of the meals, however, were at the hotel, where in addition the group was booked to spend an evening in the games room.
“The hotel offered some nice additional extras, the staff were friendly and it was very clean. The hotel were excellent at accommodating our dairy free pupil.”
On their last day, the rep booked the group to rent some bumboards and have hot chocolate near the slopes, as an additional activity. “Our rep was very professional and worked hard for the group during the trip.” said Helen.
Overall the party leader commented that “The ski trip was very good. The pupils had a great time.”.
We are currently working towards the school’s next year ski trip.
Find out more about our ski tours: https://www.inspiresport.com/tours/about-inspireski/