AIM Schools tour 2005



More pupils will get onboard this summer

On Monday 13 th June the Orange AIM Series Schools Tour take off again

 The Orange AIM Series Schools Tour will educate and inspire a further 3,000 school pupils over the next two weeks to keep active with snowsports. British Champion Snowboarders and Freestyle Skiers will hit the road on the 13 th June to visit 10 schools across the UK offering the pupils free beginner lessons at each of the Orange AIM Series events through August to October.

The schools tour spends a day at each school, presenting the various elements and disciplines of snowboarding and freestyle skiing, as well as talking about mountain safety, equipment, training and career opportunities. Before getting the chance to check out the equipment themselves and get their hands on stickers, lanyards and posters, the students are treated to a trampoline display of more difficult tricks by the pros.

Stuart Glover, Head of PE, – Ousdale School, Milton Keynes

Excellent day, students loved it and the staff were relaxed, informative and funny; A really good balance. It was a nice change for the students from teachers. Thank you once again.”

To give you the beneficial factors of snowsports, apart from its valuable effect on the cognitive and motor skills, skiing and snowboarding strengthens the immune system, improves vitality, self confidence and promotes a positive attitude towards life, assets that are of value for one and all and which proves that snowsports are the way forward to a happier life!!

Mrs. Helen Hilton, Head of PE, Tappton School, Sheffield

“The day was marvelous. The pupils really enjoyed the whole experience, from the video, to the demos, to meeting the team. The presentation has enthused some of them to get involved in the activities and I'm sure that come September the membership of the school ski club will reflect the renewed interest. I look forward to you returning next year!"


With the Schools Tour the Orange AIM Series is hoping to spread the awareness of the sports and get more young new talent involved so the sports can grow further.

The fourth Orange AIM Schools Tour is visiting schools in these areas from the 13 th to the 24 th June 2005: Rossendale, Castleford, Milton Keynes, Bracknell and Warmwell.

The AIM Schools Tour Team 2005 are:

Mike Wakefield ( Wakefield); pro freestyle skier & current Halfpipe Champion

Sonia Shaw ( Bournemouth); pro snowboarder, British Big Air Champion (2003)

Mollie Percival . (Bury); pro snowboarder, British Big Air Champion (2004, 2 nd in Slopestyle & Big Air 2005)

Jonathan Weaver ( Maidstone); pro snowboarder & snowboard journalist

In each area the team will also be joined by local pros that can help promoting the local slope. Already confirmed are snowboarders Laura Berry, Luke Paull, Colum Mytton and skiers Shelley Jones and Nick Southwell to mention a few.