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Year 11, Washington DC & New York City Trip


On a chilly February Thursday, a group of thirty five Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary school students were gathering excitedly at Heathrow Airport, eager to begin our journey to Washington DC.  After a long nine hour flight we arrived and were greeted by our guide and take n to our hotel which  had great views over Washington, really close to the White House.

The Next day we met our guide again and enjoyed a walking tour of Washington DC.  Over the next few days we visited all of the famous monuments, standing in the footsteps of Martin Luther King on the steps of the Lincoln monument.  One  of the highlights was our amazing visits to the newly opened museum of African American  History.

Unfortunately, our time in Washington DC came to an end and we travelled to New York City via Philadelphia.  We faced the challenge of eating 12oz of philly cheese steak sandwiches.  We Won!

We arrived in New York City late afternoon and over the next few days our guide took us to  Harlem and Central Park, the Statue of Liberty. The highlights were our visit to St Patricks Cathedral, Top of the Rock and poignantly the 9/11 Museum.

On the final morning we had some free time to shop and then made our way to JFK for the journey home.

Many thanks to Mr O’Reilly, Ms Bart, Ms Curley & Ms Brown for escorting us on our visit and to

Mr Corish and Mrs McGovern for organising this never to be forgotten trip.