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College Trip to New York City

College Trip to New York City

Over the February half term, a cross-College trip took place to New York City with 20 students, and wow!
What an opportunity! Students visited the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, the Ghostbusters Fire Station, Trump Tower, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, Grand Central Station, Broadway, the Chrysler Building, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Macy’s, Ellis Island, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, the High Line, Chelsea Markets, Central Park … and everyone’s highlight, Target!

One student commented, “…truly unbelievable. Couldn’t have done a better trip with a better team.”
Another said, “…never experienced an adventure like it and likely never will”. Further comments included,
“..such an amazing experience with so many memories made that I will never forget,” and, “….the most
incredible time with the most incredible people. Memories for an absolute lifetime.”
Course Leader of Law and Criminology (and the organiser of this fabulous trip and opportunity), Margaret
Gaffney, said, “The students were exceptional. They were a credit to our college and really represented the
SJR spirit. They threw themselves into the experience and made the most of the time we were there. We
were incredibly proud of each and every one of them. This was the first time we have done this trip, and
they have definitely shown us that we should do it again.”

Year 13 students across the college from Law, Performing Arts, Business, Health and Social Care, History,
Government and Politics, Health and Social Care, Physics, Maths, Computer Science, and many more were
present on the trip, and each took something different away from the experience. True memories were

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