Students who are currently studying towards their Public Services Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre recently enjoyed a trip to America to support with their studies.
18 students from the Public Services course flew to JFK Airport in New York to begin their trip. Many of the students had never been to America previously and the trip was therefore a great experience for them.
First on the itinerary was to visit the Rockefeller Centre to take in all of the sights of the New York City skyline. The weeklong trip meant the students could visit a variety of famous sights within New York and Washington D.C including the United Nations, Central Park, Times Square, USS Intrepid, Ground Zero, The White House, war memorials, National Air and Space Museum, Capitol Building, Supreme Court and Newseum.
Visiting government buildings and landmarks allowed the students at Solihull College to experience what they have learnt at College first-hand in a variety of places in New York and Washington D.C. The students were able to visit the security counsel within the United Nations building to see exactly where many decisions, which they have learnt about as part of their course, were made.
On their Public Services course at Solihull College students have units on citizenship, war, conflict and terrorism as well as crime and its effects. Within each unit students look at different cultures and were therefore able to put what they had learnt in the classroom into context.
Student, Jacob commented “The trip was amazing, we saw and did a lot of things that other people will never get the chance to do. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and especially at 16, it was breath-taking. I enjoyed all of the activities we did.”
The College is already looking to plan another visit for next year’s students as the feedback received was great.
For more information on courses such as Public Services visit the open days on Tuesday 19th April at Blossomfield Campus or Wednesday 20th April for Woodlands Campus or call 0121 678 7000.