Washington & New York Trip
Thirty Sixth Form students spent their half term learning about the politics and history of the United States whilst visiting the major US cities of Washington DC and New York. The first day saw our students gatecrash a large Trump rally in the centre of Washington before visits to the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court. A massive walking tour saw us visit Arlington Cemetery, home of the tomb of the unknown soldier, and the famous monuments to the wars and presidents of the past.
An excellent guided tour of the battle of Gettysburg broke up the trip to New York and our accommodation, sandwiched between the United Nations and Grand Central Station.
The next day was again busy with a trip to Ellis Island via the Statue of Liberty and a three hour walking tour of lower Manhattan that included Wall Street and the 9/11 memorial. The day was topped off with the stunning views by night from the top of the Rockefeller building. The final day saw students shop till they dropped on the famous boulevards of Manhattan before an overnight flight back home.
The staff would like to thank all the students who were an absolute credit to themselves and the Academy with their exemplary behaviour.