With some of the Maricourt students having known each since reception, it was a great way to finish the chapter of lifelong friendship
Students from Maricourt Catholic High School in Maghull made happy memories recently with a Sixth Form trip to New York in the USA.
Students were waved off by their parents as they boarded the bus to Manchester Airport, and all too soon were jetted off across the Atlantic to JFK International Airport in Queens, New York. After going through security, students were taken by coach to the hotel.
After getting the subway from Grand Central Station to Ellis Island Ferry, students were taken on a trip across the Hudson River where they saw the famous Statue of Liberty. The Immigration Museum followed before the group visited the 9/11 Museum.
Teachers that accompanied the group answered questions and tried to ensure students understand the continued effects of that day.
From visits to Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and within the park, the John Lennon Memorial, the days were filled with learning and fun. As the group walked along 5th Avenue, they stopped at St Patrick’s Cathedral where candles were lit and prayers were offered for the Maricourt community.
The group also had a pleasant surprise when they bumped into Matthew MacFayden and Nicholas Braun from the hit show ‘Succession’. Obligatory selfies were taken.
Highlights included: being able to celebrate Emily’s 18th, lunch at Best Bagel Coffee Shop, Lynn the tour guide, new nicknames, trying not to jaywalk, staff learning new photography skills, bananas with waffles, and lots of others that will come to the minds of those that went on the trip.
With some of the Maricourt students having known each since reception, it was a great way to finish the chapter of lifelong friendship. Other students spoke to others they wouldn’t have, if not for the trip.
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