Scottish school ski success

A six-strong team from Loretto School earned a total of ten gold and silver medals on the ski slopes of France

The Loretto School ski team triumphed at the recent British Schoolgirls’ Ski Championships in Flaine, France, returning as the leading Scottish school team and a medal haul of four first and six second places. The Loretto team of Lucy Buchanan-Smith (14), Alice Buchanan-Smith (17), Katie Stuart (15), Alexandra Stuart (17), Genevieve Baird (15) and Francesca Baird (17) were up against 32 teams and 147 competitors from schools and clubs from the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

Loretto headmaster Dr Graham Hawley said: “This is a wonderful achievement by all the girls who skied superbly against some stiff opposition. Particular mention must be made of Genevieve Baird’s top-class performances on the slopes.”

Loretto girls’ ski team results: 

Genevieve Baird

U16 giant slalom: first place, gold medal
Giant slalom: second overall, silver medal
U16 slalom: first place, gold medal
Slalom: second place, silver medal
U16 combined: first place, gold medal
Combined: second overall, silver medal 

Loretto A Team

Giant Slalom: first overall, gold medals
Slalom: second, silver medals
Combined: second overall, silver medals
School: second overall, silver medals

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