Twelve children represented Yateley Manor at the IAPS Ski Championships in Passo de Tonale, Italy. The children, who were selected from a training squad of over thirty, included skiers from Year 4 to Year 8.
Having flown to Italy the children took part in two days of training and qualifying races before the Championship race against 22 other schools which was held on a beautiful, sunny day. All the Yateley Manor children successfully completed the giant slalom course. On the final day in Italy the group took a lift to 3000m to the top of the glacier and, those who chose to, skied back down.
At the awards’ evening the team learnt that the U13 skiers of Ella, Queralt, Edward and Victoria had won the U13 mixed team plate competition. William finished second in his age category and fourth overall in the whole of the plate competition.
Headmaster Robert Upton who accompanied the children said “All twelve children are to be congratulated on their success in the competition and on a great season of training. The group’s team spirit was excellent with each member of the team helping and supporting the others. Each child understood that theirs was an individual performance but also that it would count towards the team.”