Y11 and Sixth form students had the opportunity to visit the USA!

It sure was a Party in the USA! The sixth form loved every minute of this trip, getting to see all the amazing sights of New York City and Washington. Going to the Empire State Building at midnight, looking over the city that never sleeps (literally for us jet lagged students) was truly a once in a lifetime experience!

DAY 1

MAN – AMS – JFK

The feeling of excitement as we all arrived at college on Friday 15th February 2019 quickly vanished after an hour, out of 8, passed on the Amsterdam flight to New York City, as there are only so many films you can watch! However when we landed, the feeling of excitement came flooding back when we hit American soil and Ted our tour guide greeted us and took us to our hostel where we would spend the next two nights. That evening we all went to the Empire State Building and despite the overwhelming lack of sleep, we got some amazing pictures and memories to cherish.

DAY 2

BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS! (NO JOKE)

I think for you to take in how exhausting this day was we should make list:

Morning star café, walk to Grand Central station to get the tube to the Statue of Liberty, Go on a boat to the Statue of Liberty, Go on another boat to Ellis Island where the food was unforgettable, Get on another boat back to The City, walk to 9/11, the 9/11 memorial museum, Go to the one world observatory where for some the jet lag REALLY set in, then we walked halfway up Brooklyn Bridge which took… an hour, get the express (thanks Grant) to 72nd street and we walked 20 blocks back to 50th street which was worth it because we got to eat in the one and only SBARRO’S, then we enjoyed Times Square and the long walk back to the Hostel!

DAY 3

JAYWALKING

The day began with a trip to breakfast which the followed the walk to Central Park, which was truly a sight we won’t forget. Despite the weather being so cold, we all thoroughly enjoyed it! Then we jaywalked to 5th Avenue and spent a lot of money #sorrymum and then spent more at Times Square #i’mreallysorrymum. Then we wandered back to our hostel and sadly waved goodbye to NYC and adventured 5 hours on the coach to Washington.

DAY 4 and 5

Experiencing the sights of Washington and travelling home

After breakfast we tubed it to Smithsonian National Mall where we got to see amazing sights like: Martin Luther King memorial, Abraham Lincoln memorial, The White House, the war memorials, the National History Museum and the Space Museum, then a lovely evening meal at Harriett’s family restaurant. The next day we spent even more money at the Pentagon City Mall and sadly said goodbye to the US OF A.