During February half term, 48 pupils and seven staff spent their week skiing in Les Deux Alpes, France. After a gruelling 15-hour coach journey we finally arrived at our accommodation called The People’s Hostel and headed off to hire our skis for the following week.
After a hearty meal and a good night’s sleep, our skiers were ready to embark on the slopes Les Deux Alpes had to offer. Our pupils were split into four groups, based on what they had put on their skiing forms prior to the trip: first-time skiers, beginners, intermediates and experts. A member of staff and instructor was assigned to each group.
Skiing was available to everyone from 9-11am and 1-3pm and in the evenings, pupils had some downtime to revise or relax in the hostel in front of a movie. Our wonderful caterers made us crepes one evening and ice skating was also on offer.
Carrying skis and poles was a challenge to some who were not familiar but it was fantastic to see that pupils were helping each other when they could, even if it was giving someone a hand after they had a wipeout!
Throughout the week we saw our pupils making vast improvements with their skiing, no matter where they started and it was very rewarding to see them progressing.
On the last evening we headed to the bowling alley a classic game of ten-pin bowling and after a morning’s ski session we departed from Les Deux Alpes on the Friday at 4.30pm, arriving back at Bethany at 9.00am the next morning.