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Students Swap The Classroom For The Slopes

The Academy's first ski trip saw students journey to France for a week of Alpine action. Alpe D'Huez was the destination for CBA's virgin ski voyage as a group of students were accompanied by teachers Neil Addy and Dan Arnold on the seven day trip which took place during the February half term break.

The Academy's first ski trip saw students journey to France for a week of Alpine action.

Alpe D'Huez was the destination for CBA's virgin ski voyage as a group of students were accompanied by teachers Neil Addy and Dan Arnold on the seven day trip which took place during the February half term break.

Ski novices and accomplished skiers made up the CBA contingent but by the end of the week all students proved to be accomplished in the sport.

Mr Addy said: "The highlight for me was seeing everyone join together on the last day and ski down one of the slopes.

"Some students went from being pulled on their skis on a rope at the start of the week to skiing unaided by the end of the trip."

The trip involved four hours of skiing lessons each day and an après ski programme of activities which included an outdoor swim in minus temperatures!

Year 11 student Amy Fox was one of the 15 students who hit the slopes.

She said: "I really enjoyed the trip, the resort was busy and there was a lot for us to do. The hotel was nice and the slopes were close. I have been before and enjoyed this trip even more than the last."

It is hoped a ski trip will be a CBA annual event so look out for more details to be posted on the website this year.

There is a full page spread of pictures in the Issue 4 of our newsletter In Press.