Thursday 3rd May Skiing, Courses & Dine Out

The weather has been persistently trying to ruin our day today, snowing, raining sleeting but our campers have not been defeated. They have battled on with smiles on their faces and the sound of giggling in the air. Throughout the day on the mountain the campers have looked after each other, kept spirits high, made the most of the new powder snow on the slopes and returned in the afternoon shattered but happy.

After a relaxing snack, shower time and a chance to speak to their loved ones at home our students began their optional courses. All of the courses this afternoon were run inside, in the warm. Our mountain bikers learnt about bike maintenance and route planning. Our bushcraft group prepared an adventurous journey for their session tomorrow. The orienteering group made their own maps today and learnt about scale, using a key and producing their own accurate maps. Our elder leadership session learnt about teamwork under pressure in the escape rooms while our younger leadership group made the most of the fantastic sports hall for their problem-solving session.

For dinner tonight our younger students chose to eat Thai food or take-away pizza before a PJ party at the hotel. It was a much-needed calm evening for many of our younger campers with plenty of popcorn and pillow fights thrown in. Our older students all chose to at in a local pizzeria and to taste the beautiful Italian food.

Tomorrow the students will have a bit of extra time in bed in the morning to recuperate before another action-packed day on the slopes and evening of activities ahead.