A 32-strong group of Gad’s Seniors travelled to Warth in Austria, with teachers of course! For a week of skiing. Read Gad’s Fencing Coach and PE teacher’s report:

Schnitzel, spaghetti Bolognese and macaroni cheese was a welcome feast at our hotel after 21 hours on a coach!

Excitable Gad’s students, bedecked with helmets and googles, could be spotted in the hotel corridors before heading-off to make sure boots and skis were ready for a full day on the slopes the next day.

We started bright and early each morning, with breakfast at 7.15am, to make sure we were up the slope for 9.15am.

Each day, the students had five hours of lessons from our four fantastic instructors.

All of the Gad’s cohort was praised for their natural ability and by the second day three out of the four groups had gone to the top of the mountain and skied down – an incredible feat given the different levels of experience.

By the third day our beginner group joined the rest at the summit and on the last day we managed to get all four groups coming down together.

Après-ski consisted of quiz nights, pizza feasts, a swimming pool extravaganza, with the most amazing flume, and of course, the hair-raising tobogganing evening where most made it down unscathed!

After a slightly shorter journey home we arrived back at school in one piece, albeit a tad on the exhausted side – and that was just the teachers!

All-in-all, a brilliant Gad’s Hill School ski trip where the children shone brightly and showed what a wonderful school we have.

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