25 very excited Highclare pupils & 4 equally excited members of staff recently spent February half term living by the school motto ‘Actions Speak Louder than Words’ whilst mastering the beautiful slopes of Flachau, Austria during Highclare’s annual ski trip.
Pupils & staff settled into the resort quickly and skis and boots were fitted on arrival to ensure all abilities were ready to hit the slopes with no delay. With 6 days of ski lessons and après ski activities planned pupils and staff really were on the precipice of a fantastic experience.
We witnessed some spectacular skiing from the experienced ski group, their fantastic ski abilities really allowing pupils to explore the mountain range, having fun skiing in the forest and putting their skills to the test on the competitive day 5 race day!
It was a pleasure to see the beginner skiers making such fantastic progress so quickly and by day 3 they had left the nursery slopes to discover the beautiful Austrian mountains ranges; despite aching muscles they were able to confidently ski red runs by the end of the week.
Even on the most tiring of days Highclare pupils and staff kept busy of an evening, experiencing Austrian curling on the rink in Radstadt, a trip to the nearby Therme Amade baths with outdoor sub zero swimming, flumes and even a laser disco in the pool and rides on the 1,100m Luck-Flitzer alpine roller coaster to name a few!
The trip proved to be hugely enjoyable & we would like to thank the fantastic Highclare pupils for their excellent sportsmanship & behaviour. An incredible week developing new skills, experiencing different cultures and truly making actions speak louder than words.