News - New York 2012

New York 2012

In February, 40 Westwood Sixth students and 5 staff made the journey to the ‘Big Apple’ for a cultural visit.   This is the fifth year we have been fortunate enough to run this trip which aims to give students an experience of life in the world’s most famous city.  This educational visit is part of a programme of visits that Westwood College arranges for students in all year groups as part of its work as a specialist arts and languages college.

They visited two major art galleries (MOMA and the Met), two science museums (Museum of Natural History and the Rose Space Centre), two historical museums (Ellis Island Museum of Immigration and the 9/11 museum), and saw all of the sights including the standards: ‘Top of the Rock’ , the Empire State and the Chrysler Building, alongside some of the more out of the way sights such as Wall Street, the UN, Brooklyn and St Patrick’s Cathedral.  Students returned having had an extremely tiring but thoroughly enjoyable culturally stimulating experience.  

The visit continues to be popular and we have quickly filled all 40 places for 2013.    In 2013 we will be adding a visit to the High Line (newly opened park suspended above the city on a disused railroad) and the Federal Reserve.

Mr Spragg would like to thank Ms McNeil, Mr Warrington, Mrs Stoddard, and Mrs Emery for their invaluable help in running the visit, and the students for making the whole thing such a rewarding and memorable experience. A special word of thanks must also go to Mr Owen for his excellent organisation.

Jenny Wightman says of the trip “It seemed impossible to have seen so many sights in such a short space of time. The mixture of culture and shopping was well balanced and I would recommend this trip.”

Please see the New York Gallery – Under Extra Curricular.

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