Sixth Form New York and Washington Trip
Published on 14/02/18
In February, 21 Sixth Form students from Years 12 and 13 travelled to New York and Washington for a cross-curricular trip. In New York visits were undertaken to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Centre, the Natural History Museum and the NBC studios, as well as taking in the award-winning Broadway show “Home from Away”. These venues constitute the “must sees” of New York, and they were spectacular. However, the city was also enriching for enabling us to experience the day to day energy of New York on the subway, in restaurants and exploring the city independently.
Washington brought a great contrast to New York; much calmer and more considered. Our visit to The Mall, containing the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and Congress, was massively enlivened by our tour guide whose energy and enthusiasm were remarkable. Bright sunshine on the last morning provided a last opportunity to explore a city deliberately designed to impress a foreign visitor with its sense of majesty and space. Students and staff alike enjoyed a wonderful trip.