Madesimo 2019 was an incredible and memorable trip for the 44 pupils, staff and parents who joined us on our annual Oakhill Ski Trip. The sun shone everyday on the mountains and tree lined slopes of Madesimo, where we enjoyed skiing in temperatures of 7 degrees, almost 30 degrees warmer than last year.
All the pupils made significant progress with their skiing. The beginners had mastered red runs by the end of the week, with some amusing tumbles. The intermediates successfully accomplished black runs and piste side jumps, whilst the more experienced skiers took more daring ski jumps including 180 degree turns! A lucky few enjoyed a spot of dancing and singing in, Larici, our favourite piste side restaurant on a sunny afternoon. Our evening dinner times were always buzzing with funny stories and accomplishments of the day’s slope activities.
Evening entertainment included Mrs Smith’s renowned games night, where pupils body popping balloons and blind drawing competitions had us all in fits of laughter. Quiz night is always competitive, the reining champions were overthrown. The Disney knowledge of the winning team gave them the top score. We wrapped up warm for evening visits into the village for crepes, hot chocolate and pizza. However our impromptu karaoke and dancing evening was the most memorable. Both pupils and staff took to the stage to surprise us with their singing talents!
We have all returned with so many happy memories of our ski trip this year. A big thank you to the staff, pupils and parents who made Oakhill’s 2019 trip to Madesimo – Miles of Smiles! Thank you as always to Rayburn Tours for another excellent trip www.rayburntours.com