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TTA students take to the slopes in Austria

Last month, a group of lucky students and staff from The Totteridge Academy headed to Austria for the school’s annual skiing trip.


Along with their teachers, 21 students aged 11-16 from the academy made their way to Maria Alm a ski resort in Austria for the week-long school trip. The students were all eager to get a chance to develop their skills on the slopes – and for some of them it was their very first time skiing.


The weather was perfect for the sport and students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to improve their skiing technique and work their way through the various challenges on the slopes – including surviving the inevitable tumbles!


Chris Fairbairn, Principal at The Totteridge Academy, said:


“At The Totteridge Academy we really value different opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom and I am delighted the students had such a fantastic trip. Even though it was the first time skiing for many, I am hoping we have inspired students to persevere with a new skill and potentially even kick-start the career of a future gold medallist!”


Simone Burns, a PE teacher and Head of Year 9 at The Totteridge Academy, who led the ski trip, said:


“This is now the thirteenth successful ski trip I have lead for The Totteridge Academy and as always the kids were fantastic. The students this year made the best progress in their skiing I have ever seen in the time we were there – I am proud to say over the course of the trip every child managed to ski from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the slope successfully.”


Charlie, a Year 8 student at the academy, said:


“Although it was a long coach journey to Austria it was worth it because it was the best time of my life. It was truly amazing and I can’t wait to go back next year.”

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