Littlegreen School students head to French Alps

Littlegreen students in the French Alps
Littlegreen students in the French Alps

SIX BOYS went out of their comfort zone when they took to the French Alps.

The Year 9 and 10 pupils from Littlegreen School, in Compton, headed to the ski resort Alpe d’Huez with teacher Pete Pickford, who said the whole event had been ‘brilliant’.

“Just watching the guys go down a piste, being able to follow what they were being asked to do and seeing them all cope with skiing down this blue run was magical,” he said.

Littlegreen is a special school maintained by West Sussex County Council for boys with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.

As well as learning to ski, the students also tried out snowboarding, bum-boarding, ice skating, quiz nights, a town trail and a laser and firework display at the end of what the school described as the ‘seven-day adventure of a lifetime’.

For most of the boys, this was also their first trip away from home.

The trip was partially funded by a lottery grant.

Staff at Littlegreen said they wanted to thank the ski trip provider Equity for co-ordinating the trip. The students went from complete novices to blue-run skiers within the week.

“Thanks to the governors and the head for letting us do it,” said Pete.