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18th October 2023

Spectacular Politics and MUN trip to New York

The Politics and MUN trip to New York and Washington DC aims to enhance and enrich the students’ knowledge and understanding of global issues and bring the theory into the real world. The educational trip opens the eyes of Oakhamians by taking the learning environment outside of the classroom.


Day 1

The first day of the trip was successful but busy. Starting off the day at Ground Zero, our pupils then moved to Central Park and saw the Statue of Liberty before ending the day with a spectacular Broadway show.


Day 2

Today we had an insightful tour of the UN building before making the 5 hour journey to Washington DC for some more important academic enrichment within the capital starting with an evening NHL game watching the Washington Capitals.

Form 7 student Nikki said :

“It was truly fascinating and enriching UN tour, witnessing the profound commitment to resolving international issues. The visit highlighted the significance of collective efforts in maintaining a peaceful world order.”


Day 3

Another fantastic and rewarding day on the US trip after heading over to the Capital.

Mr Laurence Ward, Head of Politics & International explained that “the tour of the capital building was dedicated to honour and to promote democratic values, especially within the context of highly sensitive current global events.”

Tomorrow is the last day of the trip which will include visits to the White House, Lincoln Memorial and key WW2, Korean and Vietnam War memorials. The day will finish with another important educational experience with a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Day 4

Care, Courage and Contribution in full force with clear Connections with the global community.

The sunshine was out on the last day of our memorable trip with an informative walking tour passing the White House, Lincoln Memorial and War memorials.

Laurence Ward (Head of Politics & IR)  said : It was fitting that students had the opportunity to visit the African American museum during Black History Month ….the world’s largest museum dedicated to African-American history and culture. Students were surprised that it is the second-most visited Smithsonian Museum with over 1 million visitors a year”. The students were touched and reflective when we finished the tour at the Holocaust Memorial Museum.

A huge thank you to all the staff (JDF, LAW & JCC) attending especially Mr Farrar for leading the trip. The Trip is planned again in October 2025 so anyone in Form 5 keep an eye out for next year!



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