UK Children on Ski Trip Stranded in US After Passports are Destroyed


The school party travelled to New York and enjoyed some sightseeing while their emergency documents were arranged by the British Embassy.

The paperwork has been completed and the party was due to return home on Wednesday.

A mother of a teenaged girl, who asked not to be named, told the BBC that the ski trip for pupils in years 8 to 10 had been a significant one for them as it had twice been cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

“It was a horrific shock really,” she said. “It’s the first time she has been away from family for this long. And what they were doing was really challenging – skiing black runs or blue runs, depending on their experience.”

She praised the response of the school and the staff in America.

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