Loretto Schools' Girls Ski Team Inspired by Winter Olympian
17th February 2015

Isn't it astonishing who you bump into on the slopes? Three sets of sisters making up the Loretto girls' Ski team met four times Winter Olympian, Chemmy Alcott during the British schoolgirls' Ski Championships in Flaine, France.

Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto said, “A chance ‘selfie’ this was not ! Chemmy is a good friend of Loretto, having visited the School in September and inspired the girls with a powerful presentation about determination and 'chasing dreams to the ends of the earth”.

Loretto School

Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18.


Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school, Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit. 

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