During half term, Mill Hill School returned to the alpine village of Zauchensee in Austria for its biennial ski trip with a group of 36, made up of pupils from Remove and Fifth Form.
Pupils were split into three ability groups, beginner, intermediate and advanced on the first day and were led by a team of fantastic instructors. Each group had five hours of lessons per day over their six-day visit. The improvement in skiing ability of all three abilities was very impressive, with the beginners tackling blue and red runs by the end of the week. All the pupils were presented with a certificate at the end of the week, which recognised their skiing ability. They were fortunate to have a huge ski area to discover and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their ski experience.
Despite a couple of injuries and one ‘skidoo’ trip down the mountain, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their week in the snow which was complemented by a full après-ski programme which included curling, a trip to the local pizzeria, a games evening and the ultimate quiz night. The rumours are still rife following the true or false round. Does Mr McKay only have four toes on his left foot? Was Mr Townson a Hollister model before becoming a teacher? Is Miss Kimber a blood relative of the one and only Peaky Blinder, Billy Kimber?
Special thanks goes to all the pupils for making the ski trip one to remember. Extra special thanks must go to the staff team; Miss Kimber, Mr Townson, Miss Thurtell and Mr Oakes. Their efforts, expertise and support was invaluable and very much appreciated!
Details for the Ski Trip to Austria 2021 will be sent out later this year.