Ski Trip to Nassfeld, Austria 2016
On the 12th of February 2016, 18 Bourne Community College students went to Nassfeld in Austria.
The coach journey was long but we all had fun along the way eating sweets, sleeping, playing on the phones and generally just chilling.
It was lunchtime when we got there and settled into the hotel.The hotel was great and had lots of other schools there. We visited the sports hall most evenings where we played football and other games, but to be honest we were so exhausted from skiing 5 hours a day. The ski instructors were great and knew loads of great places to test our skills and teach us better
techniques. They even took us over the border into Italy one afternoon where we has pizza for lunch.
The weather was fantastic and we had great skiing conditions with fresh power where we had ‘wipe outs’ on many occasions. It was funny to see everyone falling into the lush white snow and getting up with smiles on their faces. We also played “Donkey of the Day” that meant the person who did the silliest thing that day had to wear a ‘donkey’ t-shirt all night and then on the way back we played “Donkey of the Week” and the winner won the t-shirt for keeps.
Would I go again?? Definitely to see the teachers falling over and over. All of it was an amazing experience for everyone.
By Lucy Davey
Taking students and introducing them to the Alpine winter experience is a special honour and one about which I am passionate.
Not only for the skiing and numerous winter activities that can be accessed, but actually living in the mountains and sampling some of the regional culture.
After a challenging first morning on the slopes (and a little ‘tough love’ from Myself), the beginners started getting a handle on 20cm of fresh snow and the feeling of skis on their feet. By day 3 they were all skiing the red runs into Italy in even more snow!!! It was a delight to see how, with determination and grit, the students quickly learnt new skills and improved on a day by day basis.
Our evenings were always packed full and ranged from numerous games in the sports hall, winter Olympic Games on ice, swimming, shopping (drinking hot chocolate) and a local snow man festival where we were filmed for local TV!!!
I would describe the week as unique. Students learnt and experienced loads and, with over 1m of fresh powder falling, even the locals were excited about the skiing conditions!! The students were great representatives of BCC and incredible all round.
All in all a fantastic Alpine learning adventure and to give you a little flavour you can see our video through the Bourne web site. I can confirm we are planning another ski trip in the February half term 2018.
Target the Alps, Glaciers and slopes over 3000m!!!