Students take in the world famous sights of the Big Apple

Students took a break from their studies to take in the world famous sights of New York City during a winter holiday to remember.

A dozen students jetted off before February half term for a whistle stop tour of the city that never sleeps, taking in landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the John Lennon memorial.

One of the highlights of the trip was the breathtaking views of the New York Skyline, seen from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockafeller Center, as well as the mouth-watering food on offer at the Big Apple’s incredible restaurants and diners.

There was time for reflection during a visit to Ground Zero to learn about the stories of tragedy and heroism of 9/11 and to gain a deeper understanding of the events that unfolded during that infamous day.

Michael Smith, Head of Creative and Digital Industries, who accompanied the students, said: “The New York trip was an exciting cultural experience. The students had a great time and represented the College very well. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to have taken part in.”

Jordyn Layfield, College Sport Maker, also went on the trip. She said: “New York was fantastic. Students were able to see the main sights of New York while learning the history behind 9/11.”

Performing Arts student Louis Allan said: “It was a great experience to have. I loved every minute of it and shopped until I dropped.”