December 2013: Students learn key skills on slippery slope

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STUDENTS from Haslingden High School have taken to the ski slope to learn key skills.

Year 11s Kyle Roberts and Charlie Ratcliffe, both 15, along with six others have been attending Ski Rossendale as part of their studies.

Head of Learning Support Sarah Duplain said: “It is nice to get the students out of the classroom environment. They have learned team building skills and it has been great fun.”

When the students started they were only on the small nursery slope and now they are able to ski from about half-way down the large slope.

Kyle said: “We will be going to the ski slope for 10 weeks to do three different tasks in our key skills and we will get a qualification for each at the end and will get a certificate. It’s great.”

The students have already completed their bronze award and are working towards a CoPE, Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, Level One.

At the end of the course they should be able to ski from the top to the bottom of the large slope.