37 students spent five days in the what is arguably one of the greatest cities in the world. Travelling over half term, Year 9 and Year 10 students experienced places such as the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Students ate at the famous Planet Hollywood Restaurant, Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant.
Students also had the chance to indulge in some retail therapy in one of the shopping capitals of the world, take the Subway, walk across Brooklyn Bridge, visit Wall Street and experience Times Square.
The trip, which has been open to students for a number of years, is designed to give students an insight into a different culture and the opportunity to experience and learn about some of the world’s most famous landmarks.
Year 10 Niamh said: "I decided to go on the New York City trip because my brother went on the same school trip two years ago and recommended it to me. New York City is so big and busy it's not like anywhere I've been before. The highlight for me was the Empire State Building because the view was amazing. I also learnt a lot about the history of the city from our visit to Wall Street."
Assistance Headteacher Mr Johnstone said: “New York is an incredibly thriving, diverse and culturally interesting city and giving our students the chance to experience that each year is fantastic and something I know that they take so much from. The students who went on the trip this year were a credit to the school and it was brilliant seeing them enjoy the New York culture and learn from the many landmarks, museums and educational places we visited.”
A full student write up of the trip will be included in the next edition of the school magazine.
New York 2019