Between the ski slope and billiards
by Students, Grade 8
At the end of January, Year 8 went on a ski week to Laterns (Vorarlberg). The students look back on the eventful week.

On 30 January 2023, all of Year 8 went to Laterns in the Vorarlberg, full of positive expectations for the long-awaited ski week. There, lots of fun on the ski slopes, a torchlight hike and very good food in the nearby restaurant ‘Kuhstall’ awaited us. During this time, we got to know each other better beyond our individual classes and circles of friends, and quickly made new friends. 

The ski groups, which changed their formation daily and were divided according to the students' level of knowledge and existing skills, gave us a multi-faceted insight into the popular winter sport.

 In all respects, we look back on that week with joy and thank our six supervisors Mr Dyroff, Mr Lander, Mr Beyer, Ms von Kaminietz, Mrs Merlin and Lilli from Year 11 from the bottom of our hearts.

Emily Möhrle, 8D1, Giulia Aloys, 8D2, Lavigna Zamboni, 8E1, Maria Legner, 8D3, Clara Wirkner, 8D3

On 30 January 2023, the whole Year 8 class went to Laterns (Vorarlberg) to have an unforgettable time for five days. Besides skiing, there were other wonderful and unforgettable moments, such as playing billiards every day or the snowball fights. But the best part was the togetherness! We laughed together, played together and sometimes got on each other's nerves a bit. Nevertheless, we always made up and experienced incredible moments together. 

Of course, skiing was not neglected either. There were five groups in total: two beginner groups, two advanced groups and one ‘professional’ group. We skied for two and a half hours every day in the morning and another two hours in the afternoon. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we all learned something during these five days and had a lot of fun as well. The ski lessons were always organised a little differently, so that the ski instructors rotated every day and the individual groups always had a different instructor. The instructor always responded to the needs of the individual groups.  

On some mornings there were also so-called ‘buddies’. Each experienced skier was assigned a less experienced skier. The experienced skiers showed the less experienced skiers exercises and helped them to stand safely on the skis. Most of the time, the pairs consisted of two people who otherwise wouldn't have really known each other. And so everyone also got to know each other a little better. Overall, the ski trip was wonderful and I think we will remember this time for a long time to come. 

Ashley Ya-Xuan Hu, 8D2, Louisa Schweizer, 8D2