20 pupils and staff made the trip across the Atlantic to experience the Big Apple and a flavour of its way of life as well as some of the most high impact human geography in the world. Highlights included climbing the Empire State building to see the views of New York on a clear crisp evening, sitting in time square and walking through central park. Travelling Manhattan island on the subway and a very emotional personal guided tour of the 9/11 memorial as well as a trip to see the Statue of Liberty which will all be long held memories for all. Our nonstop tour also took in the Guggenheim museum, Grand Central station, the United Nations as well as a back stage tour at Radio City Music Hall. The trip was suitably rounded off on the Staten Island ferry watching the sun set over downtown Manhattan and returning as the sky scrapers lit up and twinkled over a calm bay. Unsurprisingly, planning has already started for a return trip in 2018.