New York Trip

​On the 24th October, Miss Evans and Mr Bassett took 21 Sixth Form Economics and Art students to New York, USA. The aim of the trip was to give the students an opportunity to explore the rich culture and history that the city has to offer. For the Art students, this consisted of visiting two of the world's most...

On the 24th October, Miss Evans and Mr Bassett took 21 Sixth Form Economics and Art students to New York, USA. The aim of the trip was to give the students an opportunity to explore the rich culture and history that the city has to offer. For the Art students, this consisted of visiting two of the world’s most renowned galleries whilst for the Economics students the trip offered them the opportunity to develop their understanding of the financial heart of the USA with a tour of Wall Street, as well as the world’s two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalisation: the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. For the Economics students, the learning experience started almost as soon as they arrived, as many girls tried to get to grips with the new currency (which subsequently led to a discussion as to why the exchange rate was so low at that time!) On the first morning in New York, the girls visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art: the largest art museum in the United States. Its vast collection included works from Vincent Van Gogh, Umberto Bocionni and Georgia O’Keefe, to name a few. This was inspiring for many of the Art students’ own coursework. The girls also paid a visit to the Guggenheim; a building designed such that none of the paintings are on a flat wall. The students had to walk up a slope to see the progression of Swedish artist, Hilma af Klint’s work; from striking and bold to abstract: a reflection of the events in her life at that time. The following day saw a visit to the phenomenal United Nations Secretariat Building, where the students were able to enter the various Assembly Halls and Councils and learn about how UN meetings work. The trip also featured a sunset trip to the Rockefeller Centre and a visit to Broadway to see Chicago. The girls had a fantastic time and would like to thank Miss Evans and Mr Bassett for taking them on the trip.

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