NEW YORK NEW YORK
During February half term, the Arts
Academy went on its 10th annual trip to NYC! The week-long trip was another great success as students soaked up the culture and lifestyle of a typical New Yorker.
The visit exposes students to a wide range of experiences and helps students to broaden cultural horizons in the city that never sleeps. The action pack trip began with a walk down the legendary "Broadway" to Times Square. Here the students absorbed the fast pace of NYC life in Times Square’s brightly lit centre at night-time.
Experiences and activities included visits to: The Met Museum, Broadway Dance Center, Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty, The Dakota building & John Lennon memorial, cruise around Manhattan harbour, navigation of the bustling NYC metro subway, Top of the Rock Observatory, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Madison Square Park, 911 Memorial Museum, Ground Zero and the iconic Empire State Building.
Staying in the hip and trendy Flatiron/Chelsea district of central NYC, the students learnt how to navigate their way around the city’s grid street systems. Visits to the iconic Shake Shack, Mexicue and Tortazo gave the students a taste of NYC culinary delights. Entertainment came in the form of dinner at Ellens Stardust Diner, a restaurant that regularly has queues around the block as people wait for a table to hear stars of Broadway past and present perform whilst you eat.
We are now in the process of planning NYC 2024. If you are an Arts Academy student currently in 6th Form, or a current Year 11 who will be attending 6th Form in September 2024 to study one of the Arts Academy subjects, please come and see Mr Bennett or Mrs McCann for further details of how you can be on this once in a lifetime trip!