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New York Visit 2015

New York Visit 2015

New York Visit

On Tuesday 31st March, 17 students and 4 teachers from The Axholme Academy set off on a once in a lifetime trip to New York. The day began with a bus journey to Manchester International Airport in the early hours of the morning, and at 10 o’clock we began our flight to JFK, it was an interesting take off! We landed at roughly 2 o’clock local time, where we then got on another bus with a tour guide called Betty who introduced us to the city. Eventually we arrived at the Vanderbilt YMCA hostel, it was in central Manhattan and we were only a ten minute walk from Times Square. We were given our rooms, and then were given a few minutes to settle before we were off again! We then went for our tea at Bucca de Beppo  Italian restaurant, where the food was fantastic  and extremely plentiful. We then took a walk through Times Square before we were allowed to collapse on our beds!

The next day, started with a 8 o’clock breakfast at Morning Star Café, where we got to experience American breakfast – ‘eggs sunny side up’. We then took the subway, which was an experience we’ll never forget, to Battery Park, to get the boat to see the Statue of Liberty, which was very impressive. Afterwards we took the same ferry to Ellis Island where we got to look around at the records of immigrants to the USA. Once back in Manhattan we took a walk to Ground Zero where we paid our respects to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. We then returned to Times Square to do some more shopping, eat some street food and take some selfies!  Afterwards we went on to eat at the Bubba Gump restaurant, which is famous from the film Forrest Gump.  Fried shrimp and coleslaw all round!

Our final day began with a cultural pit stop at the Museum of Modern Art, here we got to see artwork costing millions of dollars including the works of Picasso, Warhol, Kandinsky and Magritte. After we had exhausted our intellect we took a leisurely stroll around Central Park, finishing off at the Central Park Zoo where we saw sea lions, penguins, a grizzly bear and all sorts of lizards. Hard Rock café was our final stop, the food was fantastic and so was the memorabilia on the walls. We concluded our trip with the fantastic experience of watching a Broadway show, Mamma Mia. All in all we had a good day folks!