Poetry from Les Menuires


Over the Christmas break, 18 students went on a ski trip to Les Menuires, in the Belleville valley of Les Trois Vallées between Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Val Thorens and produced this poetic response, below:

ski-image-video-buttonBedales Ski Trip 2016,
18 students, all very keen,
We were in short supply of natural snow,
But cruised down mountains from high to low.

The advanced groups were ready to get started,
And all were sad when we finally departed,
The beginners all had lots of fun,
And even aced some difficult runs.

The weather was sunny and not too chilly,
Chloe and Abbie wore onesies willy-nilly,
On one evening we whipped out some sledges,
And certain individuals crashed into hedges.

Graeme’s games nights will go down in history,
But asking Block 4s to timetable is a mystery,
Lucy and Richie gambled with a table football prize,
The loser became a slave with some human rights deprived!

img_7154Bananagrams brought a competitive game,
Can Phoebe and Freya take Graeme’s so called fame?
Spencer joined in, difficult pool shots making a fuss.
And even taught some poker to us.

Everyone was pumped after a roller coaster success,
This thrilling ride put no one at rest,
Devlin was master of his own knowledge quiz,
But full of facts, Hermione was a whizz.

In just dance Meg and Boo had groove,
But it was Josh that went for it with his unique moves,
Luca and Neri showed skills on the slopes,
Millie’s helpful linguistics helped us to cope.

Cassius claimed victory in the After Eight game,
Amelia’s fashion sense was far from lame,
Graeme was forced to make his own fun,
But his “Guess the Ingredients” game impressed no one!
We wish a speedy recovery to Lucy’s broken wrist,
And to Miranda and Tilly who collided in snowy mist,img_7101
Everyone involved made it a great trip,
But now we must catch up on some well-deserved kip!

Special thanks to Helen, who organised the whole affair,
She was involved in all the fun and games with a dancing flare,
Also, we wish her a happy birthday (woo hoo!)
And to all, thank you, it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

-Freya and Phoebe, Block 4



Christmas skiing: improving skills on the slope

By Cassius Kay, Block 4

During the Christmas holidays 11 students ranging from Block 4 to 6.2 went to Les Ménuires, France, on the annual ski trip. We were skiing for six hours a day across the three valleys. After skiing we partook in multiple après ski activities including very competitive games nights and ‘bumboarding’. Overall, we had a great time not only improving our skiing but also our social skills. We would like to thank Helen and Graeme for a wonderful week – more photos to follow!