New campaign encourages school pupils to give snowsports a try

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A brand new national initiative aimed at encouraging more schools to introduce their pupils to skiing and snowboarding has begun in Hertfordshire and will continue until Friday.

‘National Schools Snowsport Week sponsored by Visit Andorra’, which is being backed by former The Jump contestant Stacey Solomon and GB Snowboarder Aimee Fuller, started last Friday at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

On Saturday, Gosling Ski and Board Centre in Welwyn ran a successful Introduction to Race Training day, and today sees The Snow Centre host the Independent Schools Association Championships.

This will see hundreds of pupils represennt their school in a day of ski racing at the indoor centre.

The new national initiative, run by National Governing Body Snowsport England and backed by Visit Andorra, is open to all school ages and to any school keen to get involved.

Schools can join in with whole classes, whole year groups, or even with just a handful of students. They can find all the information about how they can get involved at www.nssw.co.uk

Stacey Solomon said: “It is so important to get children active and what better way than through skiing and snowboarding.

“I loved it the minute I started and I have continued to do it ever since. It is one of the only sports I can do with the whole family.”

Aimee Fuller added: “Starting skiing or snowboarding when you are young is a brilliant idea – it is so much fun and really social.

“I have met some of my best friends and had the opportunity to travel the world competing. It also is a great way to stay fit and strong.

“I am sure National Schools Snowsport Week will give more schools the chance to give it a go.”

For more information visit www.nssw.co.uk and on Twitter @SnowsportEng #SchoolSnowsport