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    New York 2020

    Posted On: 27/02/20

    Over the February half term 21 students from Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport visited New York as part of an exceptional experience. Whilst in New York the students visited the 9/11 memorial. It was here that they remembered Paul Bristow, who was a former pupil of the school, but tragically lost his life hosting a conference on the 106th floor of one of the Twin Towers on 11th September 2001. 

    Seraphina Goodbody, Year 12, said  "She found the visit to be emotional and interesting." Adding, "it made me realise how wide spread the effects of 9/11 were and how it effected the whole world, not just America." Speaking of the trip generally, she said it was "an amazing, once in a life time experience."

    The New York trip was targeted at students taking drama, media studies or photography at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport 6th Form as well as any student in the 6th Form who was interested in this incredible cultural experience. 

    Principal Duncan Roberts who accompanied trip leader Raessa Aniff, stated "The school is incredibly lucky to have such a dedicated team of teachers who are willing to work exceptionally hard to provide students with cultural experiences such as this. Visiting the 9/11 memorial and paying tribute to Mr Bristow was extremley poignant. The Academy always pays close attenton to its incredibly talented alumni and therefore it was imperative to share the memory of Mr Bristow with current students."

    Photo shows Jude Khan, Yr 13, Seraphina Goodbody, Yr 13, Duncan Roberts, Principal.