Snowsport England is delighted to announce that Halsbury Ski has become our latest corporate partner! The national school travel company, based in Nottingham, wants to encourage more school children to get involved in snowsports – and has given its financial backing to Snowsport England.
As part of the new partnership, Halsbury Ski will be working closely with Snowsport England to encourage more children to get involved in snowsports during National School Snowsport Week which takes place from 24th to 30th June at clubs and ski slopes all over the country.
This year’s National School Snowsport Week campaign is expected to reach over 75 schools and 3,500 young people, making it the biggest yet. During the week many dry and indoor slopes across England will be running free or discounted sessions to give young people from all backgrounds the chance to take up snowsports.
Halsbury Ski is the school ski tours division of the Halsbury Group and is a family-run travel company which specialises in organising school trips, including ski trips to Europe, Canada and the USA for secondary schools all over the UK.
Halsbury Ski was founded by keen skier and former teacher Keith Sharkey, who wanted to help other teachers to inspire young people to reach their potential by encouraging learning outside of the classroom. Keith still runs the company today as its Managing Director.
“I’ve been skiing for over 40 years and love the sport. We’ve got many keen skiers and snowboarders in the team and I want to do something to encourage more people, particularly children, to catch the snowsports bug!” said Keith.
“I am incredibly passionate about the benefits of skiing and snowboarding to our physical and mental wellbeing, and so we are always looking for ways to provide more exciting snowsports experiences for school groups.
“I’m a huge advocate for the work which Snowsport England are undertaking, particularly on the engagement and investment in getting more younger people involved in the sport. Part of that strategy is National School Snowsport Week, which we are looking forward to supporting in a variety of different ways as part of our sponsorship.”
As school ski specialists, Halsbury Ski is in a prime position to strengthen the engagement work that we as a national governing body are doing in schools before, during and after National School Snowsport Week. Thanks to the company’s support, Snowsport England will be able to reach more people interested in taking up snowsports, particularly children at school.
Click here to find out more about National School Snowsport Week and how you can get involved.