Olympic ski champion schools Shelford Girls' Grammar students
It may have snowed earlier than expected in the Australian ski resorts, but Shelford Girls’ Grammar used the summer to develop their students’ snowsports skills before they hit the snow this winter.
Olympic ski cross champion, Katya Crema, recently spent the day with Shelford students to coach them through Ski and Snowboard Australia’s Little Shredders snowsports development program.
Using modified snowsports-like equipment setup in the school gym, Little Shredders gives school-age children the opportunity to practice snowsports off-snow.
“Being able to practice skills and balance off-snow gives young kids such a head start,” Katya said.
Crema and the students had lots of fun and laughs playing games, practicing their balance, coordination building physical awareness and confidence while having fun and working in teams.
Sporting Schools is a $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Little Shredders program at your school? Check out all the details on the Ski and Snowboard Australia page.