Get your school started with skiing or snowboarding, without stepping foot on foreign soil!
As well as being a great recreational activity, skiing is a serious sport, with work opportunities and gold medals for the best. It uses different techniques from ball games, but demands many of the same skills – balance, coordination, agility, strength and fitness, disciplined attitudes and mental courage. The first step is to arrange an initial taster lesson or book a beginners course at one of the ski centres or clubs across the UK most of whom accommodate children as young as 4 years old.
STEP 1 - Find your local ski centre using our Find My Nearest... search.
STEP 2 - Call up your local ski centre explaining you've seen their information on GO SKI GO BOARD, book and enjoy!
STEP 3 -Sign up to GO SKI GO BOARD for free to download the marketing resources and advertise online with a dedicated schools profile.
STEP 4 - Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is any additional support, campaigns or funding that you could benefit from.
How GO SKI GO BOARD works?
- Delivered by your local GO SKI GO BOARD ski centre or club
- Flexible sessions can take place at a time suitable for you, depending on availability.
- Same instructor usually guaranteed throughout the learning process
- Sessions delivered by nationally qualified & licensed instructors specialised in working with young people
- All in one price with no hidden costs (equipment hire, tuition, clothing* included)
GO SKI GO BOARD Schools Pathway - What's Next?
As a follow on from lessons; if your students have caught the snowsports bug; or in preparation for an upcoming school ski trip, there are a choice of next steps. You can use the 'Find My Nearest' search tool, to find your local ski centres' offers ranging from day courses, satellite clubs, improver courses, introduction GO RACE GO FREESTYLE sessions or fun competitions.
Teachers - What's in it for you?
- A fun, alternative and affordable sporting offer
- Keeps students active and can link into student GCSE PE assessments
- Improves student life beyond school
- OFSTED impressed
- Forms part of the curriculum or a fantastic opportunity to enhance OSHL
- Stepping stone to planned or future School Ski Trips which keeps trip costs lower
- Staff are welcome to be involved alongside students – a sport for everyone!
- GO SKI GO BOARD marketing resources (posters, flyers and booking forms)
- Health, safety and risk assessment support ready to share
- Learning Outside The Classroom document relating to Snowsports
- Links to your local community Snowsport club
Training For Teachers - Leadership Courses
Leadership of skiing and boarding groups on the piste in snowsports resorts is both a challenging skill and a highly rewarding activity. These leadership courses are increasingly becoming a pre-requisite of Local Authorities for Lead Teachers on School Ski Trips.
Ski Course Organiser (SCO)
A basic 6 hour course designed to give teachers, youth leaders and other competent persons the skills necessary to organise a snowsport course for groups including young people in recognised ski resorts in the UK and abroad.
Alpine Ski Course Leader Award (ASCL) For English and Welsh Schools
This award, taking place on snow over 6 days; is designed to train and qualify adult leaders, teachers and ski club members to introduce young people to skiing and to lead them on behalf of recognised educational establishments or clubs affiliated to the Governing Body
You can find upcoming SCO & ASCL courses on the Snowsport England Website.
Alpine Ski Leader (ASL) For Scottish Schools
The Alpine Ski Leader (ASL) course is designed to train and qualify responsible skiers who are interested in the encouragement of young skiers and who seek to lead such skiers within the boundaries of snow skiing resorts.