During the recent February half term twenty Year 12 students had the opportunity to participate in a six day incredible trip to New York. Staying in a fantastic hotel just a few blocks from Central Park, we went on a tour of NBC Film Studios and the Saturday Night Live set learning how a television studio really works; a tour of the United Nations HQ
where politics and careers in the field were discussed; a tour of the whole financial district learning about Finance
and Economics; and a behind-the-scenes tour of MACYs with a fashion merchandising director. Aside from all the
educational tours we also visited the typical tourist attractions including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State
Building, Central Park, shopping on 5th Avenue and Soho, all topped off with ice skating at the Rockefeller
Centre on the last evening. I highly recommend this trip to everyone as it was six days full of fun whilst also educating us in a brand new way about world events, cultures and careers in different fields.
by Arabella Shifrin