Students visit the United States as part of educational trip

University Academy Holbeach trip ANL-140923-100822001
University Academy Holbeach trip ANL-140923-100822001
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Students from University Academy Holbeach have just returned from a trip to New York and Washington.

A group of 27 students from Year 10 to Year 13 and five members of staff embarked on the cultural trip of a lifetime.

The trip had been planned over 18 months and was put on to help support units of American History studied at GCSE and A Level as well as the GCSE and A Level Geography curriculum.

The group stayed in Manhattan for two days and visited the United Nations Headquarters followed by a boat trip around New York harbour, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

They also visited the financial district, Wall Street and the Empire State Building.

After two days in New York they moved on to Washington DC where they visited the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial.

On the final day they visited the Capitol Building and there was a special visit to the House of Representatives which was in session.

A spokesperson for the school said: “The tour was a great success with students visiting numerous famous landmarks, museums and guided tours, as well as taking in the exciting atmosphere. Staff and students all agreed that this was a trip of a lifetime and something that they will always remember.”