King’s Ely students enjoy ‘trip of a lifetime’ to New York City

November 21, 2019

King’s Ely Senior students with a passion for art were in their element exploring New York City during half term.

Twenty-nine students from Years 11-13 and three members of staff enjoyed what has been described as the school Art Department’s ‘trip of a lifetime’ to the Big Apple.

Students visited some of New York’s most prestigious art museums during the five-day trip, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection in the former residence of Henry Clay Frick, the futuristic Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

No trip to NYC would be complete without ticking some of the city’s incredible sights and attractions off the bucket list, and the group managed to squeeze in lots of sightseeing and experiences, including visiting the Empire State Building, Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial Garden. They also explored Liberty Island and Ellis Island, walked the Highline, ate at Hard Rock Café and enjoyed a Broadway show, Aladdin.

Alison Rhodes, Director of Art at King’s Ely Senior, said: “This was undoubtedly the King’s Ely Art Department’s trip of a lifetime and it was a real pleasure to travel with such enthusiastic students. It was a wonderful tour that really inspired us all, and we are very much looking forward to planning our next adventure.”

The Art Department at King’s Ely is a thriving, inspiring environment where all students are encouraged to engage fully with the state-of-the-art facilities available. The Department specialises in Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art, Sculpture and Photography, and students realise ambitious outcomes, regularly achieving some of the highest exam marks in the country. Last summer, King’s Ely also won the Art and Craft Award at the prestigious Education Business Awards.

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