SPENDING the winter in a ski resort and being paid must be every student's idea of a dream job.

Now, a set of courses pioneered by Darlington College have given four students the chance to make that dream come true.

In partnership with senior English Council staff, a selection of courses has been adapted to prepare young people to work as tour guides and ski leaders.

The successful students are Louise McGuill, 18, Stuart Francis, 19, Victoria Stewart, 18, and James Barber, 21