‘Skiing the dream in St Anton’

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in News | No Comments

Forty staff and students from saltash.net community school travelled to St Anton am Arlberg in the Austrian Tyrol for a week’s skiing over the February half term holiday.  Described as the ‘Cradle of Alpine Skiing’ and a ‘snowy paradise of the highest calibre’, the team enjoyed superb weather and perfect piste conditions.

The students made excellent progress with their skiing skills and some of the students were able to use their achievements on the slopes as part of their GCSE and A Level PE assessments.

Teacher of PE, Head of Year 9 and Team Leader for the ski trip, Mark Feldwick, said, “The students were a credit to the school and not only worked super hard but were amazingly well behaved too.  One of the boys said that it was “even better than football” while a year 11 student declared it to be the best week of his life.  Although it could not be described as a restful week, or indeed, a holiday, I love running saltash.net’s ski trip because it gives me a great chance to see our young people at their best – challenged, working hard but really taking responsibility for themselves.”

Year 13 student, Imogen Bryce, added, “It was a fantastic, all round experience.  Skiing is hard work and a challenging sport but the sense of reward at the end of the week is immense.  We would all like to thank Mr and Mrs Feldwick, Mr Lee and Miss Newberry for organising the trip and making it such a great experience!”