YOUNGSTERS from Oswestry have enjoyed a visit to the Big Apple.

Students and staff from Marches School embarked on a half-term adventure in New York.

They visited a host of attractions including Times Square, the World Trade Centre memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge.

They also listened to an NYPD officer’s poignant memories of 9/11 at the memorial.

The visits to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island allowed students to gather a knowledge of the history of the United States.

Alison Pearson, associate headteacher of the Marches School, said: “The trip was a hugely beneficial educational trip for the students and it allowed them to gather first-hand knowledge for their studies. We here at the Marches Academy Trust pride ourselves on giving the students the opportunity to attend trips in local, national and international locations, to allow all students the opportunity to attend”.

They were joined on the trip by pupils and staff from Sir john Talbot's School, Whitchurch.