British School Children to Meet Olympic and Paralympic Stars
Started by J2SkiNews in Winter Olympics & Paralympics - Pyeongchang 2018 30-Mar-2018
J2SkiNews posted 30-Mar
More than 30 school children are set to meet Winter Olympians Aimee Fuller, Dave Ryding and Paralympic gold medallists Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Dehoe at the Snowdome Tamworth after winning a design completion.
The Students attending the event on 16th April, which is being staged to launch the third National Schools Snowsport Week, won the opportunity to meet their snowsport heroes by designing graphics for a pair of skis or a snowboard. The winning graphic was selected by Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell who will also host the event.
National Schools Snowsport Week 2018 aims to introduce over 2000 young people to skiing and snowboarding, launching 23 April. Artificial slopes across England and Wales are set to offer free or heavily discounted activities to school and youth groups as part of the special week.
The third National Schools Snowsport Week will take place from Monday 23rd until Sunday 29th April 2018 and is aimed at giving pupils at primary and secondary schools, as well as sixth form colleges, the chance to try skiing or snowboarding. Some slopes, including the Snowdome Tamworth, are offering entirely free sessions, while others have availability from as little as £1.50 per person.
Governing body Snowsport England has teamed up with headline sponsor Interski to launch the third in a series of series of successful events. 77 schools and 2353 young people took part in National Schools Snowsport Week 2017, more than double the amount of the previous year, and Snowsport England are confident this will rise again in 2018 following the exciting performances and inspiration of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.