New York, New York 

By Edie Shemilt-Griffiths, Teacher of Business Studies and Economics

In February, a group of students from Years 10 and 12, went on Myddelton College’s first international trip to New York.

Our trip was based around the English, Business and Economics syllabuses and was absolutely jam-packed with activities.

On the first day, we went on a cruise to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island – going to the top of the Statue of Liberty and seeing the fantastic views was a real highlight.

In the afternoon, we had a personal tour around Wall Street and the financial district, to find out the history behind the district and how it has changed over time. Did you know that Wall Street gained its name through having a wall directly down the centre of it, built by Dutch Settlers in the 17th Century?

We saw Times Square by night to experience mass advertising in action and, of course, find some yummy food! The following day, we went the Empire State Building, had an afternoon of shopping an ate our own weight in pizza. On the final day, we went to Central Park, an area of calm amongst the madness of New York.

It was a fantastic trip and the students all had a wonderful time.

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