10th Nov 2016 – During the October half term break, some of our Sixth Form students took part in a school trip to New York. Rachel Knight (Y13) tells us more …

This was a great experience for everyone as we were able to explore the city and see many of the famous sights.

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On the first day we visited lots of these, including the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero, as well as being given the opportunity to look around Time Square. In the evening we went to the top of the Empire State Building to see the city at night with all the lights, which was quite amazing.

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Our second day was just as packed; we went to the Museum of Modern Art and the Top of the Rock during the day. We were also able to see Grand Central Station, and we went to see Wicked performed on Broadway in the evening.

On the third day, we had a tour of Central Park by a guide who also worked as an actor and pointed out many of the locations where famous film and TV shows were shot. We also went to the Natural History Museum in the afternoon, and in the evening we went to Bubba Gump in Time Square to have a meal as a group.

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On our final day, we had a proper American breakfast together, and were then given some time to visit famous stores such as Macy’s to buy clothes, cosmetics, souvenirs and gifts!  The trip was a really memorable experience for everyone who took part.

A big thank you to Miss Cooke, Miss Ross and Mrs Ireland for giving up their time to organise and accompany this trip!