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New York 2016

On the 29th March this year a group of 30 Year 10 and 11 students from both The Axholme Academy and Huntcliff School flew from Heathrow to JFK airport.

The night we arrived at ‘The Big Apple’ everyone (even the teachers) were quite tired so we had a wonderful meal in the renowned ‘Bubba Gump’ restaurant which is a tribute to the Forest Gump movie before going to bed.

On the first full day in New York City we enjoyed a 20-30 minute walk to grand Central Station with a few stops along the way.  We then got on a subway to Battery Park where we got the ferry across to Statue of Liberty and then on to Ellis Island.  We learnt lots of amazing, and at the same time horrific historical facts about migration in the 1930’s.  On the same day we went to ‘Ground Zero’, the 9/11 memorial where lots of emotions were let out about the terrifying event that happened.  We then got free time in Times Square and ate at Hard Rock Café which had an amazing atmosphere.

On the second day we went to the Museum of Modern Art and looked at the Degas exhibition.  In the afternoon we went to Central Park Zoo where we saw penguins, bears, lemurs and a snow leopard.  That night we ate at Planet Hollywood and saw the ‘The Colour Purple’ on Broadway.

The final morning in New York was filled with last minute shopping in Times Square and then back to JFK for the journey back to the UK.  It was an amazing and exhausting trip which I hope will be repeated.

Photo of students sat on the steps of the New York Public Library

Written by Erin Butler