PE and Sport students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have been practising their Ski skills in preparation for a trip to Italy!

As part of their studies, PE and Sport students are Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form are given the opportunity to attend a Ski trip to Courmayeur in the Italian Alps. In preparation for the trip to Italy, the students took part a visit to the Chill Factore in Manchester. Under instruction, the students who had not skied before were able to learn the basics of skiing and those who had, were able to brush up on their skills in preparation for the Italian slopes.

The annual ski trip is an eagerly anticipated excursion for many students at the College, with all levels of skiers and boarders keen to participate. From total beginners to the more advanced, lessons are provided each day by highly qualified instructors. Participation in the annual ski trip has a positive impact on the students’ practical marks, on both A Level and BTEC courses. During the week, the budding skiers will be filmed and assessed for improvement and these marks contribute to their overall practical grades.

Catherine Stanworth, Section Leader for Sport and PE at the College said, “Skiing is a fun and exhilaration sport and one which many students are keen to sample when they join the College. We are proud of the sporting achievement of all our students and are keen to give them every opportunity to progress in their preferred Sport.”