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Prep pupils enhance skiing skills on half term trip to Italy

Prep pupils enhance skiing skills on half term trip to Italy

A group of Preparatory School pupils enhanced their skiing skills on a special half term trip.

The annual ski trip organised by Rydal Penrhos headed to Madonna di Campiglio, in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites in Italy.

They took part in a host of activities throughout their stay, including ski school lessons,

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, said: “For some this was the first time skiing on snow and they quickly found how much easier it was than on the artificial surfaces they’d been practicing on at home.

The weather was incredible and we were blessed with sunshine for the vast majority of the week whilst the recent snowfall prior to our arrival ensured that the pistes were in great condition each and every day.”

As the trip progressed pupils were split into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups, tackling a number of jumps and rails on the snowparks and pistes.

After six days the group headed to Verona and were given a guided tour of the ancient roman city prior to their departure

During the whistle-stop tour they took in sights such as the first century Roman amphitheatre, Piazza Bra, Piazza delle Erbe and the 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard which is said be “Juliet’s House” from the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.

“Having previously been to Bormio, Italy for the last three years it was always going to be difficult finding somewhere on a par but the setting of Madonna di Campiglio, the fabulous range of skiing, the charming village, as well as the hotel all made this both a fantastic ski holiday to remember as well as one difficult to beat,” added Mr McLeod.

“This was a fitting way to finish off what had been a fantastic week spent with a brilliant group of pupils and parents alike and already plans are being made in readiness for the next ski trip in 2018.”

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