Cockburn students visit France and Italy

Students from Cockburn School have been on their winter travels to France and Italy.

Firstly, a large group of Year 10 students traveled to Paris for a unique and hugely successful trip that the Mathematics Department organised to the Disneyland Resort in Paris.

Cockburn students at Disneyland Paris

The four day study experience provides an exclusive opportunity for students to discover how their subject is put into practice at this world famous leisure destination. Crucially, the education sessions aim to link areas of the GCSE Higher Mathematics curriculum to their application at Disneyland Resort Paris.

Students attended three presentation-style sessions where they learned about the resort and how Disney managers and staff put their own experience and expertise into entertaining millions of guests every year. They also soaked up the Parisian atmosphere and visited some of the cities’ most famous landmarks.

Sightseeing: the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

A week later, and the annual ski trip to The Aosta Valley, north west Italy, saw tremendous snow conditions and a brilliant array of après ski activities for the group of students from a range of year groups.

All groups made fantastic progress as resilience paid off and most groups moved onto tackling blue runs and turning by the end of day two. Other groups then moved further up the mountain to take on some red runs and showed some great skiing technique.

Mastering the slopes: skiing in the Aosta Valley

The week came to an end with some groups having a go at the jumps and they pulled off some killer moves.

The ski instructors awarded the students for their efforts with awarding most a Level 2 with some achieving a Level 4 for mastering parallel turning. Plans are already underway for next year’s trip.