Kirkham pupils hit the slopes on their school trip

24 Kirkham Grammar Junior School pupils and 4 teachers travelled to Zell Am See in Austria for the 2017 Ski Trip.
24 Kirkham Grammar Junior School pupils and 4 teachers travelled to Zell Am See in Austria for the 2017 Ski Trip.
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By Rachel Watson, Hennie Thompson, Alexander Kane and James Stacey (age 10 and 11)

Junior Gazette reporters

Twenty-four Kirkham Grammar Junior School pupils and four teachers travelled to Zell Am See in Austria for the 2017 Ski Trip.

We arrived at the Gartenhotel Daxer, our hotel for the week from Saturday, April 1.

On the first day of skiing we got into our groups, beginner, intermediate and advanced, and met our group instructors.

We went up to the top of the mountain and made our own way down to where we were going to have our lunch.

In the evening we had a karaoke night.

On the second day we did more skiing and we went shopping for a while and after we had a pizza at the best pizza restaurant in Zell Am See.

On the third day we did more skiing but it was harder.

That evening we had dinner and then went swimming at a spa.

On the fourth day of skiing we went to the glacier but it was a bit trickier to ski because it was lumpier snow and it was a bit harder to breathe.

We got back and had dinner then walked to town to watch an ice hockey match.

On the fifth day we went back to our usual mountain and skied down.

In the evening we had a movie night and watched ‘Daddy Day Care’ which was very emotional for some of us.

On the final day we went back to the glacier mountain and we were all very tired and sleepy; at lunch, three girls fell asleep!

After lunch, we all skied together and had lots of fun.

On the last evening we had a disco and did challenges, dancing and singing.

Then everyone except the J4s went to their bedrooms to go to sleep and the J4s had some time to reflect on everything we had done on the ski trip.

We all had an amazing time and would love to go skiing again!

Thank you to all the instructors for a fantastic trip.