Historians take in New York, Philadelphia and Washington on US tour

Pupils on US History trip

New York, Philadelphia and Washington’s most historically significant sights were visited by our pupils during the Easter break on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the east coast of the USA.

Joined by the Art department, who split from the group to visit some of the world’s most famous galleries, our historians began their week-long adventure in New York.

Pupils at Washington monumentWalking tours took in some of the city’s most recognisable sights, including the Empire State building, Rockefeller Centre and Times Square, while a boat trip took our pupils to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty.

The next stage of the tour took our pupils 100 miles south to Philadelphia – a city which played an instrumental role during the American revolution and in the creation of both the declaration of independence and the constitution of the United States.

Our pupils then travelled to Washington DC for the final stage of the trip, where the United States Capitol, Washington Monument and White House were just some of the sights seen, as well as more sombre visits to Arlington National Cemetery, the city’s numerous war memorials and the Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The tour’s museums and sights were of particular importance to our sixth form pupils and their A2 work on American civil rights, as well as our GCSE classes who will be able to use their experiences to support the international relations element of the course now that they have returned home after a hugely enjoyable, educational and memorable trip.

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