IAPS Ski Championship – The Beacon School

11 May 2023

Beacon Boys Compete in the IAPS Ski Championship 2023

The Beacon, an independent school located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, entered thirteen of their ski-enthusiastic boys in Years 6-8 to the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) Ski Championship 2023. The event took place in Passo Del Tonale, Italy, on Sunday 5 March to Friday 10 March.

Beacon School independent school in BucknghamshireThe event kicked off on Monday which saw the Beacon ski team take to the slopes and practice the slalom, weaving in and out of the flags with vigour. Tuesday was when they tackled the well-known IAPS Giant Slalom and in turn took part in the qualifiers. William F, Year 7 boy, qualified for the championship race – no easy feat after only two days of slalom!

On Wednesday the qualifying team, Finlay F, Thomas S and William F, took on the parallel slalom. William won his race and ended the week 8th fastest out of 95 others, an outstanding achievement.

Thursday – the big day, the plate races! The Beacon had four teams taking part, with every single boy achieving a personal best as they raced through the final gate archway to the sounds of cheers and cow bells.

As the week came to a close all seventeen schools attended the IAPS formal prize giving. The Beacon took home the silver medal for the Under Elevens. Louis DS, Finlay F, Thomas S, and Cameron R in Year 6 proudly bought it home for the team.

An exhilarating event and big success for The Beacon.

Congratulations to Ski Team Beacon – Louis D (Year 6), Finlay F (Year 6), Cameron R (Year 6), Thomas S (Year 6), Jack D (Year 7), William F (Year 7), Alex L (Year 7), Jo M (Year 8), Ben S (Year 8), Zachary S (Year 8), Charlie SW (Year 8), Theo T (Year 8) and Arthur W (Year 8).


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The Beacon School