Blyth students enjoy a trip to New York

George Pegg with Blyth Academy teachers Mr Houghton and Mrs Fitzsimmons in New York.
George Pegg with Blyth Academy teachers Mr Houghton and Mrs Fitzsimmons in New York.

A group of students enjoyed a trip of a lifetime on an educational and cultural adventure.

A total of 53 students and staff from The Blyth Academy visited New York during their half term holidays.

The itinerary included a poignant visit to the 9/11 Memorial and a guided Circle Line Cruise taking in the history of New York, shopping on 5th Avenue, and a visit to the Guggenheim Museum.

The highlight of the trip was visiting the top of the Empire State Building at night, giving the students a 360 degree view of Manhattan at 1,224ft.

A school spokesperson said: “A huge thank you to the wonderful students and a special thank you to John Kelly, grandad to George Pegg who has Muscular Dystrophy.

“His companionship meant George was unwavering in his determination to see everything New York had to offer.”