Wey Valley visits the Big Apple

Wey Valley visits the Big Apple

Over 40 Wey Valley students visited New York, Washington and Philadelphia during the Easter holidays as part of an educational and sightseeing tour.

The eight day tour 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.


Jack Tewkesbury, a student in Year 10 said, ‘it was my first visit to New York and the trip was fantastic – we visited so many famous and historical sites, 5th Avenue was amazing and we watched the Spring Parade’.   Jack added, ‘ I would thoroughly recommend this trip to other students.’

Amber Pendlebury, also in Year 10 added, ‘my highlight was the Empire State Building – the views were incredible.  I would like to thank Miss Claridge and the staff who accompanied us on the trip – the trip was really well organised.’


Miss Claridge, Head of PE and trip organiser said, ‘this was another great school overseas trip and the students were an absolute pleasure and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The New York and Washington trip takes place every two years and this was the sixth trip for Wey Valley. We are already looking at a possible trip in April 2020.’