Trinity Ski Trip
The Trinity Ski Trip took place over the half term break - the two accounts below give a flavour of the trip!
If there was one word to sum up our trip to Canada, then I would say that it is progress. This progress was not only seen in our skiing. However, this is where a lot was made. The first day on the mountains showed our lack of experience and skill when skiing. It was embarrassing to say the least when each of us were on our backs and children of about half our age were zooming past us with ease but our desire to improve was shown by the fact that everyone got up and kept trying. By the end of that day it was evident how much each and every one of us had improved and this only made us want to do more. 5 days of skiing was perfect; it was enough time for us all to improve in leaps and bounds. It was a huge amount of fun (at times my core hurt from laughing) and it was just about the maximum some bodies could take. Despite the wear and tear on our bodies, such as the sprain that landed a member of our party in business class seats, I think many of the people on the rip would say that there is no better feeling than flying down a mountain. The second area where everyone progressed in my opinion is as people. It is no easy task sharing a room with three others for a week. Eating, sleeping and being around the same group of people every day could have caused us to become aggravated. This was not the case due to the strong and pleasant characters that were on the trip. As the start of the week we were a group of about 40 who had never spoken before, but by the end we became a collective of good friends who enjoyed each other’s company. There are people who I had never spoken to before who I now consider good friends. The differences in year groups are no longer apparent. It was by far the best trip I have ever been on.
This year’s ski trip was one of the best trips I as a pupil have fortunately been able to go on. We had so much fun and we were able to learn and exceed in our abilities to ski. We stayed at the very foot of the mountain for 5 days with beautiful views of the slopes. On the last days of skiing we were transferred to a magnificent mountain called Le Massif, the snow was so thick many of us were swimming in it. We went to a winter carnival and had an amazing time snow rafting. As a group, we went to the Sugar Shack and tried Canadian maple syrup. Once we left Quebec City, we flew to Toronto. Some of us went to the CN tower and some of us went to a NBA game to watch the Raptors Vs Hornets - we all wanted the Raptors to win, as they are the local side. The atmosphere was something else and the Raptors won! You cannot go to Canada without seeing Niagara Falls, so on the final day as a group we had a ‘behind the falls’ experience. To finish off the eventful trip we went to an outlet to buy the last souvenirs and gifts for our families not to mention for ourselves.