March 2016: Stateside trip sees students explore San Francisco


A SCHOOL trip to America saw students walking one of the world’s most famous bridges and touring an equally well-known prison.

The Media and Business Studies trip for 30 Haslingden High School students not only took in the famous sights in San Francisco, they also toured Silicon Valley.

The students, from Years 10 to 12, and five staff walked the 1.2miles of the Golden Gate Bridge over the Pacific Ocean.

This was a highlight for student Caitlin Marshall, 15, who said the views were amazing.

They also went to Alcatraz, the prison in San Francisco Bay where no inmate ever escaped. Callum Ormerod, 17, said: “I loved the whole trip, but Alcatraz was the best bit.

“The experience was amazing as we walked through the prison where so many people had been.

“We listed to an audio guide and you could imagine what it was like.”

It was Lilli Kelleher’s third time in America having previously been on family holidays to New York and Florida.

The 15-year-old said: “It was not a place I would have visited on a family holiday and I enjoyed being with my friends, it was more relaxed. We went to Twin Peaks and also took a cable car to Union Square to go shopping.”

Next February, the school will be organising a trip to New York.