AIM School Tour Feedback 2005

Orange AIM Series Schools Tour Heads Home

The Orange AIM Series Schools tour headed home on Friday after spending two weeks traveling around the UK, visiting 9 schools and inspiring over 3,000 school pupils to keep active this summer with snowsports. The tour has been a great success with hundreds of children signing up for the free lessons available at the Orange AIM Series Championships.

With positive feedback from schools and letters of thank you from children, the tour has helped introduce and raise awareness of snowboarding and freestyle skiing to a new generation. Inspiring any future hopefuls to get involved and maximize the use of their local slopes. The tour visited two schools in each of these five UK regions from the 13th to the 24th June 2005: Rossendale, Castleford, Milton Keynes, Bracknell and Warmwell.

Local professionals from each area joined the already four strong team of: Sonia Shaw, Jonathan Weaver, Mollie Percival and Mike Wakefield. To hold high impact presentations including, a DVD, snow idol fashion show, trampoline displays, product sampling, goodie bags, giveaways and the opportunity of having a free lessons.

Quotes from schools visited:

Fearns Community Sports College, visited 13.06.05

Please thank all involved in the day, they were very professional and related well with the kids. The three sessions went very well, timings were great. The children really enjoyed the presentation with gasps as the video was shown and cheers as Mollie performed on the snowboard on the trampoline. Hopefully many will take up the free lessons and continue to enjoy snowboarding and skiing. Once again many thanks for a brilliant day”.

Phil Lord – Director of Sport Brackenhale School, visited 21/06/06

“The people who gave the demonstrations were fantastic and they really put across the benefits of becoming interested in snowboarding but not only snowboarding and skiing but sport in general and how learning different languages can help you in life".

Joan MacPherson - PE Departments

"the video and commentary was really nice allowing the children to understand what was happening and the names of the snowboarding moves, this was a really nice link in to the competitions they ran throughout the session, all of my children wanted to participate and really enjoyed their prizes so thank you. Several children have tried to get their free lesson and i feel that it might even take off in this school so thank you very much and well done for a brilliant display. Thank you very much from Brakenhale