Dalkeith pupils set to become ski instructors

Dalkeith High School Snowsports Club  pupils Alfie Marsh and Zoe Winthrop
Dalkeith High School Snowsports Club pupils Alfie Marsh and Zoe Winthrop

Even in the summer, the pupils from Dalkeith High School Snowsports Club have been busy skiing, with two of them set to become ski instructors.

Alfie Marsh and Zoe Winthrop (both 16), were awarded a £3000 scholarship to train as ski instructors by Interski, and will head to Italy next March as part of the course.

Alfie explained what this opportunity means to him.

He said: “The scholarship means I can travel and teach skiing, which has always been a dream of mine.

“It will improve my confidence, patience and my skiing ability. It’s something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life and will also look great on a CV.”

Zoe revealed how much hard work the pair have put in.

She said:“We have spent years training to improve our skiing to be at instructor level.

“Now we will have to put in a lot of effort in Italy and a lot of time for shadowing.”