Ski trip report

Twenty three boys, Mr and Mrs Ball and Mr Ashton departed from Gatwick for the Italian mountains in Bormio at the start of the Christmas holidays, looking forward to the annual Brymore ski trip.

The trip was hailed as a huge success with boys having more than 5 hours of skiing a day. Thanks to excellent instructors, every boy improved by the end of the holiday. They also participated in après ski activities such as swimming and ice skating. A particular highlight was the pizza night (the large ‘all girls’ group at the same restaurant may have added excitement to this occasion!) The ulti-mate adventure for most was trying out the men’s downhill black run that was also featured on the TV pro-gramme ‘Ski Sunday’. This challenge was a test of the skills the boys had learnt and gave them a chance to put their learning into practice.

Prizes were given out routinely but an eventual ‘Best Brymore Skier’ award was given to Ed Templeman, as the boy who had not only shown skill on the slopes, but taken the whole trip as an experience and made the most of it. Elliott Reed was also awarded the ‘Expert Skier’ award thanks to his prowess on the slopes.

Many thanks to all the boys who made the trip enjoyable and also to the staff that accompanied them. Next year we are looking to go to the ‘Milky Way’ of resorts in the Sauze d’Oulx in Italy during the first week of the holidays and we are hoping that the trip will cost no more that £880 per person. However, we do need a minimum of 16 passengers for this. Should your son be interested, please contact the school to get your son’s name on the list as spaces do tend to fill up quickly for this popular trip – this includes any new students who will be starting in September 2014.