History and Geography Tour of the USA
A wonderful trip to America had by all at Neston High.
Humanities trip to USA
During the Easter break, the Humanities faculty accompanied 48 students on a tour of New York City and Washington D.C with a Geographical focus upon Mega cities and a Historical focus upon the development of Civil Rights of African Americans in the USA. The trip was an outstanding success with all students behaving impeccably and remaining focused throughout the visit despite the insistence of staff to walk a staggering 80 miles across the 8 day visit.
Our New York visit included visiting the 911 Memorial and Museum, during which students very respectfully observed a moment of silence and laid a wreath of remembrance to the victims of the tragedy, a performance of Jersey boys, The Empire State Building at Night and a tour of Harlem to name but a few highlights. The tour then moved onto Washington D.C where we took in sites such as the Whitehouse visitor centre, the Museum of African American History and a walking tour of memorials such as the Lincoln memorial and MLK memorial. Students displayed a great deal of maturity and awareness throughout the trip, at one point even making the CBS news during the celebrations of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Head of History
The America trip was a mixture of learning, bonding, laughter and a ridiculous amount of walking. I developed my knowledge on civil rights which I will not only need on GCSE but also for A level too. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity I am very grateful to have had and I hope one day I will be able to view those monuments in the future. Despite the late nights, early starts, and blisters on my feet, I had a great time and wish I could do it all over again.
Dana Keenan 11SPR