Ski trip enjoyed by Fraserburgh pupils

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A total of 47 pupils from Fraserburgh Academy and Mintlaw Academy enjoyed a fantastic ski trip to Switzerland during the Easter holidays.

The second joint Mintlaw/Fraserburgh Academy Ski Trip to Les Diablerets, Switzerland saw 18 pupils from Fraserburgh and 29 pupils from Mintlaw perfecting their skiing and snowboarding techniques, in addition to making new friends and seeing some spectacular scenery.

Recommending the trip, Jemma Green, a pupil at Fraserburgh Academy, said: “It was much better than expected.

“Meeting new friends from Mintlaw made it so enjoyable. My skiing has got better thanks to my instructor and the glacier was amazing. I would go back next year for sure.”

James Corbett, also from Fraserburgh Academy, added: “The Ski Trip was brilliant and I would not fault it.

“I got to meet new people and make new friends. I had never snowboarded before but the instructor could not have taught me better and I am now confident.

“I would definitely go back another time.”

The pupils, with various skiing abilities, from novice to advanced, spent 9 days away from home in the company of 5 members of teaching staff, 6 instructors and 4 coach drivers.

Megan Duthie of Fraserburgh, enjoyed her first skiing experience, commenting on it, she said: “The Ski Trip to Switzerland was great. It was my first time skiing and I made amazing progress, as did other beginners.

“It allowed pupils to interact with ones from Mintlaw and make new friends. I would definitely consider coming back next year. It was a good experience and I would highly recommend it to others.”

The majority of the week was spent on the Glacier where weather and snow conditions were excellent.

With the opportunity to see some breath-taking scenery the pupils explained that the views from the glacier were spectacular, Neil Anderson commented: “The view from the glacier was fantastic.”

Andrew Harvey described it as “so picturesque” and Elly Jamieson added: “Up on the glacier was such an amazing experience.”

Praising the pupils’ conduct, a member of teaching staff who attended the trip told the Herald: “The trip was a real success despite Day 1 being washed out by heavy rain.

“Most of the week was spent on the glacier where weather and snow conditions were excellent.

“The kids had a great time both on the off the slopes with various evening activities occupying their spare time. They all created an excellent impression.”