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New York Trip

A group of more than 20 of our Year 9 students enjoyed the Academy’s first ever trip to New York at the end of last term.


A group of more than 20 of our Year 9 Students enjoyed the Academy’s first ever trip to New York at the end of last term.
The students headed to the Big Apple from 17th – 22 March and were given the opportunity to take in all the sights and attractions of the city.
Students went on many excursions during the trip including:  5th Avenue, the 9/11 Memorial, the American Museum of Natural History, a Broadway show, the MoMa Museum of Modern Art, a tour of the Rockefeller Center, Central Park, the Empire State Building and the United Nations building.
The aim of the trip was to allow students to gain first-hand experience of subject material that is relevant to their school studies and the National Curriculum. 
Lead staff member for the trip and KSA English teacher, Miss Rachael Davies said: “It was a fantastic trip and it provided the students with a  great cultural opportunity. For many of the youngsters it was their first experience of travelling abroad and also their first time in America. It was also a very informative and interesting trip which saw the group taking in a lot of the main atrractions and sites of interest over a short space of time. I think it definitely was a trip that broadened their horizons. We embraced the culture of New York by eating breakfast at a typical American diner every morning and many enjoyed the shopping experience."
“It was a very successful first trip to the States and I do look forward to being involved in organising a similar trip in the future for other students to benefit from.”
Year 9 Student Ryan Brewer said: “It was a great experience and it was an amazing trip. It was definitely a 'once in a lifetime opportunity'.  The highlight of the trip for me was visiting the 9/11 Memorial site and feeling the emotions of being there.”
Student Jensen Wimpenny said: “It was a lot of fun and we did get around to seeing all we set out to see during the trip.”

To view photographs of the trip visit the latest photographs page.