History and politics students have been on a trip of a lifetime to New York, Philadelphia and Washington. As well as seeing the famous sights such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Ellis Island and Wall Street the students got special insights into the workings of the UN and the American constitution.
History student Chloe Hartley said the trip was "an amazing experience that I will keep for the rest of my life. Visiting Ground Zero was a moving experience seeing the devastation which it caused throughout New York and to the people of America," she explained. "But a great experience for me was visiting the Empire State Building on the last night in New York. Going to the top on a clear night was great and the view on NYC was just mind-blowing and scary at the same time."
After New York the group went to Philadelphia seeing the Liberty Bell and many colonial buildings. Next up was Washington with a tour of the Capitol, the White House and seeing some of America’s most important documents: The Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.
Chloe said other highlights were the American food "amazing, yet so massive" and the Smithsonian Museums in Washington. "Students visited four different ones seeing some amazing and interesting American artifact’s and the Air and Space Museum. The trip on a whole was amazing, the teachers were fantastic and there was a great group of students to meet and share the experience with," she added.