A new company, Study and Ski, has launched in Chamonix offering revision courses for kids studying for exams combined with skiing or snowboarding, creating guilt-free holidays for parents.
A new company, Study And Ski, based in Chamonix-Mont Blanc, has launched revision courses for GCSE, iGCSE and common entrance Mathematics for this winter, combining skiing or snowboarding with intensive study during the school holiday periods.
The courses, delivered by the director of Study and Ski, Abina Wheeler, mean that children can put in the extra hours ahead of important exams, while enjoying time on the slopes - and allowing parents guilt-free holidays knowing that their kids are not skipping important study time.
The academic coaching courses will run over the Christmas school holidays, February half-term and Easter. Each week will involve 20 hours of teaching, with half a day spent in the class-room, and the rest of the day available for skiing. Groups will be a maximum of six.
Experienced maths teacher and examiner Abina Wheeler explains more about the launch of Study and Ski.
'After teaching at an international school in Geneva and delivering private tutoring in Chamonix over the past five years, I realised there was a real demand for intensive tutoring over the school holidays in Chamonix.
'Many families want to take their children on a ski holiday, but don't want to jeopardise their academic success in exams.. Study and Ski allows both students and their families to carry on skiing, whilst at the same time benefiting from expert and focused revision sessions and studying throughout their holiday.'
Study and Ski have teamed up with chalet tour operator Marmotte Mountain to offer exclusive accommodation during the courses for those who want it. Students and their families have the option to stay at Marmotte Mountain chalets based next to the Grand Montets ski area during all Study and Ski revision courses. The catered or self-catered chalets are ideally located to access the slopes after study sessions and this option allows for a truly integrated service.
A Study and Ski week (20 hours of tuition – course only) costs £700. Revision courses are offered throughout all the main winter school holidays on the following dates:
16th – 23rd December
23rd – 30th December
30th – 6th January
12th – 19th February
2nd– 9th April
9th – 16th April
For more information visit www.studyandski.co.uk.