United States History Trip 2024

At Bridgewater School we believe that History is not just a subject, it is a living, breathing narrative that shapes our present and guides our future. To enrich our students’ understanding and energise their learning, the History Department is delighted to reintroduce the United States History Trip for 2024. Proposed dates 17th – 23rd November.

This immersive trip is open to GCSE and A Level historians, offering a unique opportunity to explore iconic sites in Washington DC and New York. The itinerary is carefully crafted to provide a comprehensive historical perspective while allowing students to journey through history in-situ.

Washington DC highlights (3 days)

  • Jefferson Memorial
  • The White House
  • National Mall
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Ford’s Theatre
  • Congress – the seat of American government.

New York exploration (4 days)

  • Empire State Building
  • Grand Central Station
  • Broadway
  • Wall Street
  • Statue of Liberty
  • National September 11 Memorial

History is a popular option at both GCSE and A Level at Bridgewater, with a curriculum that delves into a vast array of subjects. Noteworthy topics include a depth study of USA in the 20th Centurythe American Revolution and Civil Rights in the USA.

Spaces for this transformative trip are limited and we encourage interested parents to secure a place for their son or daughter. Priority will be given to Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form historians, but may be opened up to Year 9 students who will go on to study History in the new academic year. A non-returnable deposit is required by 20th February 2024. Flexible finance plans are available. For further information, please contact Mr Lyons at lyonsp@bwslive.co.uk

Pupils' experiences are enriched by an extensive range of visits and extra-curricular activities.

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