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Ski trip adventure for Kings Priory pupils

A sunny Saturday morning in the North East brought a mixture of pupils between Years 8 and 12 together to the hustle and bustle of Newcastle Airport where an exciting week to Les Arcs in France would commence.

Arriving at the hotel we were greeted by the lovely staff, homely rooms and some delicious food, which only got better as the week went on.

The ski lessons started at 9:45am each morning, where we had a two hour ski session with an experienced instructor, then on to lunch at ‘Bar Mont Blanc’.

The restaurant never failed to impress us with its lush food such as burgers, bangers and mash and fish and chips which was very much appreciated by a group of hungry skiers.

The weather was sunny throughout and pupils took the time at lunch to chill on the deckchairs, with the scenic view of the French alps, and to play table tennis or a game of pool.

After lunch we went on to ski for another two hours and then headed back down the mountain for the evening’s activities. This consisted of bingo, quiz night, visiting a creperie, chill time, pool tournaments and karaoke, which was kicked off with a duet by Mr Smith and Theo.

The last night saw a fancy dress night in which everyone made an effort for (including the teachers), with the Spice Girls, a cowboy, a banana, Where’s Wally and many more in attendance.

As the journey home drew nearer we said our farewells to the family run hotel ‘Chalet La Tarine’ and to our worthy of a medal holiday rep, Jules.

A massive thank you to Miss Smith, Mr Gibbs and Mr Smith who made the holiday possible and to anyone thinking of going in the future, I’d 100% recommend it!’

By Amy Hedworth, SH5

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