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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


St Patrick's pupils on the slippery slope - and loving it

Some of the St. Patrick's pupils on the ski slopes.

PUPILS from St. Patricks High School recently paid a visit to Pamporovo in Bulgaria where they enjoyed a week of skiing. A group of 20 pupils and three members of staff set off for Bulgaria from February 23 to March 1, where they eagerly took to the slopes.

The pupils, ranging from year 10 to year 14, enjoyed the benefits of up to four hours tuition from expert instructors every day in the idyllic surroundings The ski runs at Pamporovo are ideal for beginners, but also offer challenges for the more advanced skier. In the evenings pupils had the chance to explore other activities such as ice-skating and the ever-popular bumboarding. They also enjoyed discos and table quizzes hosted by the local hotels. On the final night before departure a presentation evening was held with certificates awarded to those who had proven their skiing skills with music and refreshments provided. All agreed that the trip was an outstanding success and that a fantastic time was had by all. Most of the pupils were beginners, but made significant progress throughout the week, moving on to negotiating blue and even red slopes. Pupils are very excited about the prospect of an even more spectacular skiing holiday next year, with plans already in motion.

Members of the group with their ski instructor.

Nicholas Mullan, Roy Heasley and Lee Nelson taking part in the Bumboarding activity. Sarah Magee, year 12, using the drag lift at the ski resort.

Ulster Star