IMG_0269Before Half Term nineteen Year 10 and 11 students visited a very snowy New York.

They saw the world’s most visited tourist attraction – Times Square which was virtually empty due to the weather conditions preventing any international and domestic flights. The adverse weather conditions also made the trip to Central Park all the more exciting as students could partake in some snow fun, making snowballs and snowmen.

Naturally being a school trip there were some more cultural sights to be experienced including the American Museum of Natural History which is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. There was also time to enjoy New York Library which is the second largest public library in the United States.

You can’t really visit New York without also going to the top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center for some views over Manhattan including a Valentine’s Day pink Empire State Building; taking the Staten Island Ferry for views of Statue of Liberty; see, what is considered to be the world’s loveliest station, Grand Central Station; and take some time to reflect at Groundzero.

There was even time to explore beyond Manhattan with a look at Brooklyn and the famous Brooklyn Bridge which is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. A walk up Broadway showed the students some different districts of New York including this famous theatre district.

And finally how could you go to New York without indulging in some of the famous shopping? From Bloomingdales’s to Macy’s, Toys R Us with a Ferris Wheel and the legendary FAO Schwartz which is the oldest toy store in the United States. Click here to view some pictures.