Fenland students visit Central Park, Empire State Building and White House during trip to New York and Washington DC

PUBLISHED: 15:02 07 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:42 07 March 2014

Students sit on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Students sit on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

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The breathtaking sights and sounds of The Big Apple were experienced by 90 Fenland students who enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to New York City.

Students battle the snow during a trip to Central Park Students battle the snow during a trip to Central Park

Central Park, the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge were among the landmarks visited by students and staff from Cromwell Community College, Chatteris, during their half-term break.

They also enjoyed a three-hour boat cruise around Manhattan, visited the Rockerfeller Centre’s 70th floor, looked around Grand Central Station and visited Ground Zero.

The trip was completed by a shopping spree and eating food at three world-famous restaurants in Times Square

Jackie Harding, learning resource centre manager, said: “Over the four days the students walked in excess of 35 miles on sidewalks, travelled on coaches and used the New York Metro system.

“The students were very fortunate to also experience a day in Washington DC where they visited the White House, The Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian Museum.

“Since returning back to school, the staff have been bombarded with thank you messages, cards and e-mails of thanks from the families of children involved.”

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