Open Morning

Top Slot for Ski Team

Date Posted: Thursday 31 March 2022

New Hall’s high-performing ski team has scooped first place in the Artemis Interschools races in Andorra, bringing home the Interschool Champion School Cup. Twenty-nine skiers recently took to the slopes in Grand Valira representing the School both as individuals and as a team in Slalom and Giant Slalom events. More than 40 other UK schools took part in the annual event.

In two days of racing (21-22 March) New Hall racers took to the podium 22 times, with students from Years 5 to 13 gaining multiple top three finishes. The excellent times led to the School’s overall top ranking.

Having trained hard at Brentwood Ski Centre each Sunday with Ambition Racing, the number one ski academy in the UK, as well as many racers attending the training camps organised by Ambition in Austria, the team was well prepared as they set off for the mountains. All of New Hall’s team members also hold places in the English Schools’ Ski Association (ESSKIA) squad this season, giving them access to Alpine training camps and UK training days.

Daisy Perez, Head of Skiing, commented on the team’s achievements saying: “This year’s Interschools championship was exhilarating. I can’t express how proud I am of every student who represented the school and what brilliant ambassadors they were both on and off the slopes. Not only did they cheer on their peers, but they also cheered everyone else racing and showed some great sportsmanship.

“All skiers showed some great technical skiing and resilience and as a team they have won the Artemis Interschools Races for the first time, making New Hall the top skiing school in the country! This is an incredible achievement for the school and for every team member involved and they should be extremely proud of all the work they have put into achieving this.”