History trip to Washington D.C.

On Sunday 1st July Grosvenor’s party of 34 pupils in Forms 5 and Lower 6th, accompanied by staff members Mrs Peel, Ms Lynch, Mr Elliott and Mr Wylie, returned from its five day trip to Washington D.C. during which pupils were afforded the opportunity to visit a range of important historical sites.

Having departed in the early hours of Tuesday 26th June, highlights within a busy schedule included visits to the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Pentagon on Wednesday 27th; the National Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum on Thursday 28th; the Pentagon as well as a baseball match between the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians on Friday 29th; and the Washington Monument on Saturday 30th - prior to departure that evening and arrival in London and then Dublin the following morning.

Many thanks to the School’s History Department, and especially organiser-in-chief Mrs Peel, who helped to make this educational and highly worthwhile trip possible.  Overseas History trips to the likes of France, Germany and now America have become a notable feature of Grosvenor’s end-of-year calendar in recent years and have provided many pupils with the opportunity to develop their historical knowledge, experiencing many of the sites that feature in their GCSE and A Level courses at first hand.

Well done to those who helped to ensure that this year’s History trip went without a hitch and we look forward to further valuable excursions within the department over the years to come.