On Saturday 11th February, a group of 31 students and 4 members of staff, set off on the long journey to Andorra. 26 hours later, we arrived to beautiful snow-covered mountains and gorgeous blue skies. After a quick ski and boot fit, we went straight up in the gondola to see the slopes for the first time, ready for our first ski lesson the following day. After an early night, all students were up bright and early ready to hit the slopes. We met our lovely ski instructors, Marcelo, Dante and Guillian, who made everyone feel at ease and comfortable straight away. As the week progressed, all students showed great resilience in their skiing abilities; getting up every time they fell, carrying on when their legs hurt and constantly helping each other out by lending a hand or giving encouragement when needed. We enjoyed a range of après ski activities ranging from a quiz night, a visit to the local town, a pizza night and trampolining. A highlight for me was awarding our famous ‘Wally of the day’ vest to a selected student (or member of staff) each day, who managed to do something silly on the slopes! We also awarded a ‘Star of the day’ to a student from each day; this was awarded for kindness, resilience or overcoming a challenge. We had some excellent stars and we could have quite easily awarded multiple each day if we could.
It was an amazing week on the slopes and enjoyed by all. Thank you to Mr Bowles, Mrs Gerrard and Mrs Byard for coming along and getting fully involved in this year’s ski trip.
Well done, girls! You represented PGHS so well and showed how mature and resilient you all are.
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