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HOW TO GET KIDS INTO SKIING - Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
Tuesday June 4, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

The 4th annual event aimed to get kids to try skiing or snowboarding is back this month at venues across England.





National Schools Snowsport Week takes place from 24th to 23th June at clubs and ski slopes nationwide.

Organised by Snowsport England, it looks like the 2019 event will be biggest yet.

More than 75 schools and 3,500 pupils are expected to take part.

Many dry and indoor slopes across the country will be running free or discounted taster sessions to give young people from all backgrounds the chance to take up snowsports.

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We have reported on National Schools Snowsport Week from the start.

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"For many young people this will be their first time on skis or snowboards and for others it will be an opportunity to try a different snowsport discipline, for example freestyle, racing or ski/snowboard cross," said Tim Fawke, CEO of Snowsport England.

"We want to show that getting involved in snowsports is accessible for everyone, whatever their background, and it's a fantastic opportunity for young people to make new friends, learn new skills and improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing."

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Snowsport England recently launched its Snow More Stigma mental health campaign to raise awareness of the issue, as we reported:

Snowsport England athlete ambassadors and Paralympic champions Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe will be lending their support as the 2019 event is launched at the Chill Factore indoor snow centre in Manchester on 20th June.

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It's also being backed by Snowsport England's new corporate sponsor Halsbury Ski, which specialises in organising ski trips to Europe, Canada and the USA for secondary schools all over the UK.

To find out more about Snowsport England's National Schools Snowsport Week visit the website.

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