Students Visit Washington D.C.
20 second year Government & Politics and History students went stateside to visit and experience Washington D.C.
Over four days, the students, along with Government and Politics teacher Natalie Allen, and other curriculum staff, toured Washington D.C. During the trip, the group visited important landmarks, such as the White House, Congress, Supreme Court, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and much more!
Trip organiser, Natalie, described the purpose, and value of the trip ‘Both History and Government & Politics A Level focus on American Politics and American History. Visiting Washington is a great opportunity to cement learning by experiencing these places first hand.’
The group also experienced a tour of a news studio and visited the Newseum – a renowned museum devoted to news.
Jack Pearce, one of the trip goers, said ”The pentagon tour and Lincoln Memorial were amazing and the Newseum is the most interesting place I’ve been to with the best exhibitions. Seeing the places we’ve been studying, in person, was a great experience.’
Sixth Form Students are encouraged to enhance their studies through international enrichment, this includes trips to Gambia, Poland and Munich. The Washington trip has become an annual event and will enrich student study each year.