Loretto Girls' Ski Team Triumph at National Championships
17th February 2015

The Loretto School ski team triumphed at the recent British Schoolgirls’ Ski Championships in Flaine, France, returning as the leading Scottish School team and an impressive medal haul of four 1st and six 2nd 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 - 1st place, Gold Medal

Giant Slalom - 2nd Overall, Silver Medal

U16 Slalom - 1st place, Gold Medal

Slalom - 2nd place, Silver Medal

U16 Combined - 1st place, Gold Medal

Combined - 2nd Overall, Silver Medal


Loretto A Team 1st Giant Slalom overall, Gold Medals

Loretto A Team 2nd Slalom, Silver Medals

Loretto A Team 2nd Combined Overall, Silver Medals

Loretto A Team 2nd School Overall, Silver Medals



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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