The annual ski trip visited Folgaria in Italy during half term for a week of thrilling alpine skiing. The 63 students from Years 9 and 11 made the long journey to Italy before beginning their ski school instruction. The advanced group quickly made their way up the mountain exploring the resort, quickly followed by the intermediate group. It was fantastic to see that the four beginner groups all progressed off the nursery slope by the 2nd afternoon. All the students made excellent progress during the week, learning to parallel turn with some attempting the resort’s three black runs. The week included some exciting apres-ski activities, including tubing, ice-skating, swimming and the famous quiz night. A midweek trip to Verona was made to rest weary legs which also gave us the chance to sample a traditional Italian pizza from a pizzeria in the heart of Verona. The trip ended with the Fancy dress party where all students dressed up as film or TV characters and got into the spirit of the trip. Despite a lengthy journey home, the trip was a huge success. Thank you to the students for being well behaved and also to the staff that supported the trip. Next up is Folgarida in 2019!