We have been very fortunate at Giles Academy to be able to offer our students the opportunity to participate in an annual ski trip. These trips have been running for over 20 years by a very experienced team. Students attending a school ski trip gain the following benefits:-
Friendships – Whether solidifying existing friendships or creating brand new ones. Taking students out of their comfort zone and exploring a new place together means they all have common ground and something to relate to. You’ll be surprised to see what characters come out!
Teachers – Being out of the classroom, teachers still hold their position of authority and students maintain the respect that is expected of them. However, this is a chance for students to see that teachers are human too (shock horror!). Students getting to see more personality come out of their educators when they’re away from their desk makes them more relatable, and in turn, positively affects the learning environment upon their return to school.
Inspiring – Placing students in a situation out of the ordinary and giving them the opportunity to travel away from home (often the first time without their parents), gives them the room to grow and open their minds to other cultures and form well-rounded ideas of the world around them. Being around Non-English speakers and trying local cuisines is also an exciting factor of a Ski Trip.
Confidence – Students may arrive on the slopes with concerns or fears if they are first time skiers. Watching them conquer these fears and grow in confidence throughout the trip is greatly rewarding for teachers and parents alike. This teaches students in real-time the value of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Celebrating these victories with other students creates a great bond and community spirit within the group.
Health – A Giles Ski Trip promotes the importance of health and fitness. Students have fun whilst being active – this is a positive attitude they can take home with them which benefits their health and physical development.
Plainly put, skiing is great fun for all. Students will no doubt look back on their Giles Ski Trip with great fondness. They associate the fun memories of taking on the slopes with their peers with being back in the traditional school setting with them, bringing a positive attitude to the classroom and a new passion for learning.
Giles Academy Ski Trip December 2019
This is a quality full-board trip for 7 nights flying from Gatwick airport to Alpe D’Huez in France.
The trip includes all coach transfers and 6 days full board, upgrade to 3 meals per day, the evening meal is 3 courses, accommodation in the lovely Clubhotel Vallee Blanche which is located in the centre of the town.
Included in the price is fully comprehensive travel insurance, resort lift pass for 6 days, ski lessons 4 hours per day by qualified instructors and hire of skis, boots, poles and helmets. Also included is the evening entertainment, such as ice skating, bowling, swimming or high ropes, to be agreed.
This year’s trip costs £820.00. This can be paid by instalments over the next 10 months. If you wish your child to be considered for this trip please complete the slip below. We will also require a £100.00 non-refundable deposit. Please be advised that all payments for the ski trip must be paid through your Parentpay account. If you need assistance with this please call the school as soon as possible.
The trip will take place from Saturday, 7 December 2019 to Saturday, 14 December 2019.
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