Ski Trip Saalbach 2020

Ski Trip to Saalbach, Austria 2020


12th February 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

Ski trip to Saalbach, Austria Friday 14 – Saturday 22 February 2020

As you are aware the UK are set to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019. There is uncertainty as to how this will affect travel and school visits to the EU, particularly in the event of no agreement between the UK and EU.

The government has begun to raise awareness and give advice on potential issues that could arise. I am therefore asking parents/carers to ensure they have the following in place, or applied to have them in place for their child, before March 29th 2019.

  • That your child’s passport is going to be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the date we are due to return from Spain. If their current passport is due to run out before the required time, please ensure you have applied for a new one.
  • Your child must have a ‘European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)’. If your child already has one of these please ensure it will still be in date for when they go on the trip. Whilst we are unsure whether, following Brexit, we will still be able to access state-provided healthcare in European countries, it is important that they each have one in place. If your child does not already have one of these you can apply for this for free at:

Whilst I appreciate this trip is 15 months away, it is important that we act on the government advice given to us.
Yours faithfully,

Charlie Colley
Assistant Head


Ski Trip to Zell am See, Austria 2018

In February 2018, Bourne Community College students went to Zell am See in Austria.

What an amazing week! The intrepid team departed Southbourne on a relatively balmy Friday afternoon to awake, fresh as daises, surrounded by mountains covered with snow at our destination. Kaprun, part of the Zell am See/Kitsteinhorn ski area in the heart of Austria, was beautiful, traditional and very friendly.

6 days of intensive skiing saw a huge amount of progress by all. Students experienced all the weather conditions the mountains could throw at them, from perfect sun to blizzards and temperatures down to -19°C!

Students reacted so well to the pace of the week and even enjoyed a swim in the hotel pool after their full days of skiing.

Our action packed evening activities included ice skating, a ski show, an ice hockey match, shopping in the town of Zell am See and a very memorable Karaoke night!

Each night we nominated ‘Donkey of the day’ where people told stories about others people’s funny moments. Our Donkeys of the week were Harry, Miss Harris, Izzy, Tess and Mondo.

Mr. Colley,

Assistant Headteacher


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