Over February half term, 32 sixth form students and four members of staff embarked on an adventure to New York and Washington DC. The visit enabled students to gain a deeper understanding of the workings of the American political system and American society and history.
New York was their first stop, where students and staff spent three nights in Times Square. Students were able to explore the famous sights, such as ground zero and central park and take a tour up to the top of the Empire State building to see the views across the city at night. Students experienced the New York subway system enabling them to explore Downtown Manhattan and New York’s financial district around Wall Street.
One of the evenings, the group experienced an basketball game at the Barclay’s centre, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
The group travelled by coach, via Philadelphia, to Washington DC for two nights where the group were able to visit the main government buildings, including The White House, The US Capitol and the Library of Congress. A tour of major monuments and memorials was included as well as visits to local museums and students were able to see the Declaration of Independence and the U.S constitution.
A fantastic experience and opportunity for all of the students involved!