A group of 43 students and staff from Greenfield Community College (both Sunnydale campus and Aycliffe site) enjoyed a brilliant time in Italy’s Aosta Valley when they took part in the annual ski residential travelling with Mansfield based Interski. Greenfield has visited Pila, a superb Italian ski resort boasting stunning views of Monte Bianco, for 17 years and hundreds of students have benefitted from the first class tuition provided by the Italian and British instructors. This year we had many students gaining the highly respected 5* award, proving them to be proficient skiers and able to navigate even the toughest of terrain. The group were also fortunate enough to benefit from fantastic conditions. Locals described the resort of Pila to have the best snow in over 27 years.
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 have already taken place at both campuses to launch Ski Pila 2018. Follow us on Twitter: @GreenfieldSki.