The West Bridgford School has a long history of offering ski trips, for both Year 9 and Years 11/13. Staff have even been approached by Year 6 parents at Open Evening asking for reassurance that ‘You will still be running the Ski Trip by the time they get to Year 11 won’t you?’ Both the Year 9 and 11/13 trips leaders are pleased to report that the school ski trips are still running successfully with over 90 students having the time of their lives over half-term. Mr Deans’ wife reminded him that this was the 20th anniversary of him being away on a school trip for Valentines Day (!) but when staff get to hear comments like ‘It’s the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen’, ‘I think I’ve made a new best friend’ and ‘It’s the first sport I’ve ever felt that I’m good at’ then they are inspired to continue to give up a week of their holidays to give students a chance to have this experience. The best way to see a snapshot of the student ski trip experience is to view one of the blogs that staff fill in over the week. Click here for Year 9 Pila and here for Year 11/13 Passo Tonale.The February 2018 trips are both now full, though do watch out if a free place appears. Both Mr Brown and Mr Deans have already booked February 2019, at surprisingly similar prices to the last few years, and these will be advertised to Year 8 and Year 10/12 in September 2017.