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Prep school ski to victory

Prep school ski to victory


A group of talented Kilgraston girls are celebrating after skiing their way to victory in a prestigious national contest.

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Jemima and Daisy Cross, Pippa Boyle and Tess Wylie triumphed in the Scottish Prep Schools Ski Championships at Glenshee, clinching six medals between them.

The team of four took gold after recording the best combined time, defeating six other schools from around Scotland and finishing almost seven seconds ahead of closest rivals, Ardvreck.

Jemima, 10, also claimed gold in the under 11 individual girls race and sister, Daisy, 13, won silver in the under 13 competition.

Kilgraston Prep school teacher and ski specialist, Euphan Stewart, said: “The girls performance both individually and as a team was amazing. They put their heart and soul into their races. They all had two runs. After the first run they’d all recorded good times so they were in an excellent position as they went into the second run.

“I told each of them to really go for it and they just moved up a gear. I was proud of all of them but particularly Daisy who has bounced back having previously broken her leg twice skiing.”

Mrs Stewart, a member of the Scottish Schools Snowsports Association and the 2013 Scottish masters ski champion, praised the girls for turning out for training each week at Hillend in Edinburgh.

She also said the girls had received support in their training from her colleague, Andrew Stewart and Helen Glostein, captain of Kilgraston’s senior school ski team.

“Helen has been a role model for the younger girls who she has helped with their training. She has turned out to help them every week even during a period of personal injury.”

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