After a trip round to the other side of the world, it felt rather odd today to leave New York and visit international territory and the United Nations. Miss Mitchell was beyond excited to see the general assembly room as well as some of the smaller meeting rooms. We were able to see the staff at work and the students asked intelligent, articulate and pertinent questions.
For lunch, we ventured to Grand Central Station, where many of the students were excited to take photos of locations from some show called Gossip Girl. Mr Copestake has no idea what that is but he’s been told it’s ‘brilliant’. Though that’s doubtful.
Following a refuelling, we were able to spend some time on 5th Avenue, shopping. Much money was spent – more in Sephora. As well as H and M, Topshop and Guess. It’s remarkable that you take students to another country and they still spend money in shops they have in Manchester!
Our afternoon ended with a pleasant walk through Central Park, seeing the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields.
After a short rest at the hotel and a quick dinner of Mexican food, we were straight on to the theatre to see ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’. There was much laughter and enjoyment – a wonderful experience in the theatre again.
Our evening has ended at the Empire State Building. We were able to see the city lit up and night and have 360 degree panoramic views of New York. This has been a fabulous trip, and although it’s not quite over yet, this was a great way to start bringing our adventure to a close.