Barnsley College and Barnsley Sixth Form College students in New York

Barnsley College and Barnsley Sixth Form College students in New York

Students across Media, Music and Performance (MMP) and Art, Design and Fashion courses recently visited New York as part of their creative studies.

The 35 students were taken on a whirlwind sightseeing tour, viewing many cultural sites including, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Museum of Natural History, the Met and the New York Times building.

The trip runs every year for the students to allow students to experience different cultures, visit iconic locations and give them the opportunity to gather information and materials that will help with their College projects.

Along their adventures the students were set mini tasks to enable them to interact with the city and the people of New York. These tasks saw the students walk the High Line, interview locals, collect well designed packaging and promotional materials and fabrics from haberdashery stores. Everything collected will be used within the students’ College work.

“I tried new things and saw new places that up until that moment just didn’t seem real.”

A winter trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a chance to ice skate in Central Park, one of the exceptional experiences the students were able to have on their travels. Along with watching Jimmy Fallen film live outside the Rockefeller Centre, seeing Fox News film along Wall Street, watching the Giants, seeing the Knicks play at Madison Square Garden and experiencing fantastic performances on Broadway.

Ella Hill, Level 3 Interactive Media student, said: “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to New York. It’s hard to condense the experience, but it was 100% worth going. I tried new things and saw new places that up until that moment just didn’t seem real. It was amazing and everyone had an unbelievable time, I want to thank all the tutors involved for allowing this opportunity to exist.”

Jo Kyte, MMP Course Leader, added: “The New York trip is an invaluable experience for students to not only develop as individuals and soak up different cultures and lifestyles, but to also capture photographs, carry out interviews and gather materials to be used in future projects. Each year the students thrive from the experience and encourage others to go; it is a pleasure to see!”

Last updated: 12th April 2018

Originally posted on: 12th April 2018