Adventures in America and Austria

RECORD low temperatures failed to stop Hodgson’s intrepid travellers in their tracks in New York City.

The four-day sightseeing trip – during February’s half-term – took in many of the attractions at the Big Apple’s core despite sub-zero temperatures. Valentine’s Day (Sunday 14th February 2016) was the coldest in New York’s history, with low temperatures hitting -13 degrees in the state.

The group of 32 Year 11 students and five members of staff braved the big freeze to take in the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, 9/11 Memorial, Washington Square Park and Bryant Park.

They also watched hit Broadway musicals Aladdin and Kinky Boots and enjoyed a boat taxi tour along the River Hudson.

Meanwhile, another group of Hodgson students and staff enjoyed another winter wonderland during the half-term holidays with a ski trip to Salzburg in Austria.

Mr Brown, who led the week-long trip, said: “We had a fabulous group of students. All students went down the blue run on the first day. I thought this was amazing as I have never seen that in four years of instructing!”

When not on the slopes, the students took part in bowling games, quizzes and challenges, hot chocolate stops and watched an animatronics show.

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