New York and Washington Trip 2014


Over 40 Wey Valley students visited New York and Washington during the Easter holidays as part of an educational and sightseeing tour with the aim of providing students with an opportunity to enhance their experience of different cultures.

The schedule for the trip was a busy one with students visiting Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, Grand Central Station, the Empire State building, Central Park, Times Square and 5th Avenue.

Whilst in the historical city of Washington DC, students learned about the history of early America. Visits included The Lincoln Memorial, The Mall, Arlington, The White House, George Town and a variety of museums found at the Smithsonian. 

Bella Cash in Year 11 commented that her highlights were Times Square at night, a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and gaining a valuable insight into American culture and history.

Josh Russell added the visit to Ground Zero and atmosphere was moving and really interesting with lots of information on the disaster.

Jamie Dear in Year 10, confirmed the real buzz and excitement around Times Square and the profound reality and effects of the 9 /11 memorial.

Marnie McCoombe recalled the fantastic boat trip to Ellis Island and passing the Statue of Liberty/ Marrnie added that the visit to Times Square was remarkable due to the number of people in the area with the group participating in activities. Marnie also recommended the shopping which was great too.

Rob Deadman also commented on the great views from the top of the Empire State building and the visit to the 9/11 memorial was very touching and real.

Miss Claridge, trip organiser noted that the New York and Washington trip takes place every two years and this is the fourth trip for Wey Valley. The next trip is due in April 2016.