During the October half term break 48 mainly Y11 to 13 students from King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth visited the USA on a cultural experience. The shutdown of all US public facilities lifted just the day before departure to the relief of all going!
The group landed at Washington DC and visited the US Capitol, White House, Pentagon and the many monuments and memorials that America’s capital city has to offer.
From Washington DC the trip moved up to Philadelphia to view Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell and to sample the famous Philly Cheesesteak.
They were soon to be greeted by the New York skyline in New Jersey en-route to central Manhattan. The second part of the week allowed the group to explore New York with such highlights as The Empire State Building, Wall Street, 9-11 Memorial, The Statue of Liberty, a Broadway show and Central Park not to forget shopping on Fifth Avenue and mid-town Manhattan and a mix of famous diners throughout the week.
The students had a fantastic trip and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of a life time.
With lighter pockets and much heavier suitcases all returned to Louth better and ‘richer’ for their experience.
This was just one of the amazing opportunities available to students at King Edwards.
There is a new Sixth Form Open Evening from 6.30pm on Thursday November 28 or please visit the school’s website at www.kevigs.org.