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New York 2013

In February, 40 Westwood Sixth students and 5 staff made the journey to the ‘Big Apple’ for a cultural visit.   This is now the seventh year we have been fortunate enough to run this trip which aims to give students an experience of life in the one of the world’s most famous city, to see the sights, visit the museums, and soak up the unique atmosphere. 

Our itinerary was packed with all of the major sights.  We viewed the awesome scenery from the top of the Empire State Building, crossed Brooklyn Bridge and spent time in Central Park. We were also fortunate enough to visit the Ground Zero Memorial Site and reflect on the events of 9/11. Our other favourite destinations included:  Times Square The Natural History Museum and Grand Central Station which proves buildings can be beautiful as well as practical. 

Trip leader Dan Owen commented: ‘The amazing sights, sounds smells and tastes of New York never tire, each year we visit things change and there are now sights to see.  Each year we search out the little obscure things that make a memorable difference to the visit, not just the big things New York has to offer, but quirky off the beaten track experiences.

The highlight of this year’s visit was a sprint across the Brooklyn Bridge to ask the owners of a renovated 1900s carousel to stay open so that we could ride it with the view of the Hudson river and the New York skyline.’  

The College is looking forward to next year’s visit which it is running jointly with Leek High School.  

Mr Owen would like to thank Mr Edwards, Mrs Stoddard, Mrs Emery, Mrs Baker and the students for making this a fabulous trip.

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