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Creative students inspired by the ‘Big Apple’

Students at Clarendon Sixth Form College enjoy action packed trip to the big apple.

Creative students at the college recently visited New York City to explore the sights and sounds, as part of their studies.

New York is known as the artistic and cultural centre of the of USA and is home to a huge variety of creative outlets and organisations.

During their five day visit students explored many different venues and locations including; the Empire State Building, a Broadway show, Central Park, the Museum of Modern Art and a workshop at the New York Film Academy.

The workshop, which was hosted by teachers from the prestigious academy, gave students an insight into the industry and in depth knowledge of the creative processes behind film making.

The ideas and knowledge learnt during their trip will now help students to complete their qualification and give them inspiration for their final projects.

Amy Sheldon, media teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “Students were in awe of New York and all it had to offer. The activities were immersive and exciting and students were engaged throughout the whole trip. Our workshop at the New York Film Academy was brilliant and learners are bringing back tips from the workshop in the final stages of their courses.”

Charlie Pryce-Hammond, media student, said: “The trip to New York was one of the most amazing things I've done in years. From Times Square to the subway it kept on amazing me. This will be a trip I will never forget thanks to filming the whole experience and using it for my final major project. The documentary is a piece based on my own experience going to New York with autism. I will always look back at this trip fondly.”

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