Independent Schools’ Ski Championship Races

17 May 2024

Our thanks to Alexandra from the Upper Fourth (Year 9) for her write-up of the event.

On Monday, our Ski Team went to Hemel Hempstead to compete in the Independent Schools’ Ski Championships. Our team competed in three senior categories, U19, U16 and U14. We went there just to have fun and gain more experience for The British School Girl Races that we take part in during the winter, but it turned out to be a very successful competition for us!

Due to the number of competitors (263!) prizes were given in the way of medals and chocolate bars and were awarded from 1st to 5th place in each category. Overall, 7 out of 9 of our competitors came out with prizes.

Heidi, Lower Fifth (Year 10) – Gold U19 

Flora, Lower Fifth (Year 10) – Silver U19 

Lizzie, Lower Fifth (Year 10) – Silver U16 

Alexandra, Upper Fourth (Year 9) – 4th U16 

Ottalie, Upper Fourth (Year 9) – 5th U16 

Charlotte, Remove (Year 7) – 4th U14 

Jennifer, Remove (Year 7) – 5th U14 


Also in our team were Carmen and Ilaria (Lower Fourth) who came 9th and 15th in the U14 category. 

In addition to the above, our B team (Alexandra, Flora and Ottalie) won the trophy for the best Senior Girls Team but were followed closely by the Downe A and C teams. All our times were close, ski racing is exhilarating in this way!  

It was a very fun and exciting competition as we made new friends from other schools and met many new people. It was also really nice for younger year groups and older year groups to bond together. After a very joyful, but tiring day we finished it by going to McDonalds for dinner. 

We would like to thank Mrs Lamont for making all of this possible and enabling us to get more exposure to ski racing and to Mrs Usmar for accompanying us. 

We are very proud of everyone who went and are all very much looking forward to our next adventure as a team. 

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