Treorchy Comprehensive School


Over October half term 50, GCSE and A-Level History and Media students experienced the school visit of a lifetime when they hit Washington DC and New York city. Many historical landmarks in Washington DC kept the group fascinated for 3 days such as the Vietnam, Korean and World War 2 memorials, and the newly opened Martin Luther King monument. Students were lucky enough to have a guided tour of the Capitol Building and Arlington cemetery where JFK is buried.

We also visited the Holocaust Museum and the National Smithsonian Air and Space museum and, of course, the Whitehouse. Moving onto New York with a quick lunch stop in Philadelphia to visit the Liberty Bell, everyone was overwhelmed by the non-stop pace and vibe of life in the Big Apple.

We were lucky enough to visit Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the financial district, Ground Zero, the Apollo theatre in Harlem, the Rockefeller Centre, 5th Avenue, NBC studios, SoHo and the Museum of Moving images before storming Times Square and teaching America how to do the Hokey Cokey! There were so many highlights it was hard to choose one, for the teachers it was the exceptional conduct of all pupils at all times, and for everyone on the trip - it was totally awesome!