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

15:02 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.

Archant

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 ParkStudents 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.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:01
Hustings meeting with Steve Barclay and Lucy Nethsingha

Britain can and will reduce immigration as part of renegotiation of European treaties, Conservative candidate Steve Barclay told a hustings debate in Wisbech.

Yesterday, 13:39
Secret recipe: G.W Frank's sausages

The tasty bangers were feared lost when David and Christine Williams decided to close the family butcher’s earlier this year after 107 years of trading.

Yesterday, 12:57
Fenland Hall.

Ever fancied the chance to have a say in the way local councillors behave and are punished for any misdemeanours they commit?

Yesterday, 11:13
St Peter's and St Paul's Church, Wisbech

Two faiths have joined forces for a common goal of peace at a Wisbech town centre church in what has been described as “one of the best things I’ve done in my life.”

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition