Our first Rochdale Sixth Form College ski trip was a roaring success, after 18 of our Year 13 students took some well-deserved time out from their studies to learn how to ski in the stunning surroundings of Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria. Luke Hulston, who is studying Chemistry, Physics and Maths, used his ski experience to complete his ‘residential’ for his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Our pupils had great feedback following the trip. Anna Skinner, studying Art and Design, Biology and Physical Education said: “What a brilliant trip with amazing people and great skiing conditions. The local instructors were fantastic and really knew how to develop our skills to make the experience fun and exciting. Saalbach is a great resort for all skiing abilities with lots to do.”
The staff that accompanied the students on the trip were equally as enthusiastic about their time in the Austrian Alps. Andy Harrison, leader of the trip and Teacher of Biology said: “I’m delighted to say that our College’s very first ski trip was a great success. The students and teachers had such an enjoyable and exhilarating time out on the slopes. Everyone developed their skiing ability and the students were excellent ambassadors for our College. I’m really proud of the group.”