A group of 84 students and teachers from Greenfield Community College (both Greenfield and Sunnydale campuses) enjoyed a brilliant time in Italy’s Aosta Valley when they took part in the annual ski residential during the last week of term. Greenfield has visited Pila, a superb Italian ski resort boasting stunning views of Monte Bianco, for many years and during this time over 900 students have benefitted from the first class tuition provided by the Italian and British instructors. In fact 12 former students have gone on to gain scholarships and become instructors in their own right.
Learning outside the classroom is vitally important in enhancing the education of every child and at Greenfield we aim to offer a range of opportunities to engage, enthuse and broaden aspirations. The ski residential is one such opportunity where pupils develop life- long learning, both on and off the slopes. Pupils learn a new craft but also realise a life changing educational experience. They are up early, into lessons all day, follow a comprehensive après ski programme and complete a full programme of school work on an evening. They work extremely hard, and each and every one ‘grows’ during their week away; learning about themselves, the people around them and what it’s like to do things for themselves!
Assemblies are taking place at both campuses during the week beginning 25th January to launch Ski Pila 2016 which will see the anniversary of 30 years of Ski residentials at Greenfield. Follow us on Twitter: @GreenfieldSki