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Kirkstone House School have success at the British Schoolgirls' Ski Races

A student from Kirkstone House School in Baston showed her skills on the slopes of France to win two gold medals at this year’s British Schoolgirls’ Ski Races.

Lucy Blackwell won the under-14s giant slalom and combined titles, a feat previously achieved by Chemmy Alcott who competed at four Winter Olympic Games for Great Britain, reaching a career-high ranking of eight in the world.

Blackwell also won silver in the under-14s slalom at what is the leading alpine skiing event for schoolgirls staged at the ski resort of Flaine in the French Alps.

Kirkstone House School, Baston.Photo supplied.
Kirkstone House School, Baston.Photo supplied.

It is organised annually by the Ladies’ Ski Club of which Alcott has been honorary president since October 2017.

Blackwell was one of three students from Kirkstone House School to compete at the event, with Lily Baker and Jessica Read also among about 160 students from 60 schools to enter the event.

The three girls took part in two training days ahead of two days of racing, with Baker named Most Improved Race by the organisers.

Kirkstone's team also won the bronze medal for new teams after winning two giant slalom races and coming second in the slalom.

Headmistress Corinne Jones said: "We are so proud of the girls, enabling them to compete and enjoy this tremendous experience, and it is a great example of how Kirkstone tailors the learning experience of each of its pupils through the classroom and beyond."

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