Snow, snow and even more snow! Fabulous skiing conditions for our trip this year, brilliant for beginners and experts alike, and our children certainly took full advantage of them.
The beginners were exceptional and made the most amazing progress even skiing a difficult “Red run” by the end of the week. The intermediate and advanced groups literally skied everywhere they could both on and off piste. The powder snow provided the greatest challenge and the most amusement as heads and bodies disappeared into the feather light down that covered the slopes.
Our hosts in the hostel and our instructors were as ever terrific ensuring that all went smoothly both on and off the slopes. The children responded perfectly to this and were a credit to the school, parents and themselves in the positive and enthusiastic way they behaved throughout. I must thank the parents accompanying the party for their support and especially Miss McCabe whose effort and commitment throughout the week was amazing; her quiz night certainly kept the children amused and her team even won the winter team games on Thursday evening!
We also enjoyed a visit to the swimming pool in a neighbouring hotel and visited the small but very informative Voss Folk Museum during the week. On our return trip we used up some spare time in the Science exhibition in Bergen where Alistair, Matthew N and Henry cycled upside down while others tried biathlon, downhill racing and ski jumping alongside all the other hands on science exhibits.
An exciting week for all of our young skiers, a real adventure. Planning for next year now!
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Our recent Regulatory and Compliance Inspection was another success with NPS meeting every standard and therefore being fully compliant .
Read our 2017 inspection report (pdf document) from the Independent Schools Inspectorate.