Ski Trip 2023
Maricourt's pupils were fortunate to spend an incredible week in the Aosta Valley with InterSki prior to February half term. After the disappointment of no skiing in recent years due to Covid travel restrictions, staff and pupils were excited to ski in the resort of Monterosa in Gressoney la Trinite in the Italian Alps. 42 year 9 & 10 pupils were joined by 6 accompanying staff led by experienced party Leader Andy Marshall. He told us "the pupils enjoyed a fantastic week's skiing in brilliant conditions experiencing a mix of sunny blue sky and cold snow days on the slopes. Our group made brilliant progress in their 24 hours of tuition with the local ski school and all experienced at least some 'Red Run' skiing by the end of the week". Maricourt students enjoyed bum boarding, hot chocolate, karaoke, bingo and a presentation evening as Apres Ski activities and returned back home via a flight from Geneva shattered after a busy week. Year 10 pupils Hannah and Imogen both gleefully claimed to have enjoyed their "best week ever" upon their return to school, with both girls desperate to go again next year with the friends they'd made on the trip. Mr Marshall is already well into plan our next trip to the Aosta Valley this coming December with another group of 42 ski beginners.