On Thursday 13th February, 31 of our A-Level students travelled to New York and Washington D.C. Whilst in New York students went on walking tours of both Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, visiting iconic sites such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, Grand Central Station, Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty.
Students also had the opportunity to go to the 'Top of the Rock' and take in the sights of New York City's skyline at night, as well as spending an afternoon on Fifth Avenue. After a cultured three days in New York, the group travelled to Washington D.C, making a brief stop in America's original capital city, Philadelphia, to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The next two days were spent in Washington D.C exploring the many historical and political sites including the Washington Monument, the White House, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. The group also visited the Abraham Lincoln memorial as well as those for Martin Luther King and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Miss Philips who led the trip said: “It was a very enjoyable visit and all students were a real credit to the school”.