Bingley Grammar School

Ski USA - Yrs 10, 11 & 12

During the Easter break 42 students and 5 members of staff embarked on Bingley Grammar Schools first ever skit trip to the USA.  Lake Placid was the venue, where Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards lived whilst training for the Winter Olympics in Montreal. 

After a slightly delayed arrival (5am in the morning!) the students were up for breakfast and out of the hotel by 9.30am for their first day on the slopes of Whiteface. How else would you be transported to the slopes on a daily basis? By a yellow American school bus - the highlight of the visit!

Five days of skiing, in varied conditions, enabled all the students to make excellent progress.  Everyday posed new challenges that each and everyone of them took in their stride.  Food was 'awsome', portions large, breakfasts hot and anything else you could imagine.  Evening entertainment saw the students ice skate on the Olympic Rink where USA beat USSR in the ice hockey competition in 1980, forever known as the 'Miracle on Ice'.  Students also enjoyed bowling, pizza and shopping. 

No visit would be complete without a stop off at a designer retail outlet on the way to the airport on the journey home with bargains galore from all the major brands you can think of.  Thankfully it was a quick flight home (in comparison to the flight there) where everyone slept through exhaustion from an extremely busy week.

All in all, I can safely say that everyone had an experience that will remain with them forever.  We will be back!

Mrs Robinson, Assistant Headteacher

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By the slopes

Lake Placid