New York, New York it’s a wonderful town

Best foot forward for Garstang Community Academy Creative Arts students
Best foot forward for Garstang Community Academy Creative Arts students

Garstang Community Academy students recently enjoyed a slice of the Big Apple. Some 28 Year 10 and 11 students and four members of staff from the Creative Arts department flew to New York for a three night stay.

As Year 10 student Ross Hayton explained it was a most memorable trip of a lifetime. He recalled: “The trip only felt real once we had landed at JFK International. After checking into the hotel, we all walked to the Empire State Building for an amazing view of the city.

“We woke on the second day to blue skies and bright sunshine – which was perfect for a day of sightseeing around the ‘Big Apple’.

“Many iconic landmarks were visited: the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Times Square and an afternoon in Central Park.

“During our stay, we took part in two workshops at the Ripley Grier Studios, where we met cast members from the Broadway production of Chicago – as well as meeting a very enthusiastic casting director, Having met some of the cast it was a great feeling to see them live that evening when we went to watch the performance at the Ambassador Theatre.”

He concluded: “From start to finish, the trip was an eye-opening experience and many amazing memories were made. It truly was the trip of a lifetime!”

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