Action packed Performing Arts trips to New York have become a bi-annual event at HCS, but this year’s excursion was exceptionally full of unforgettable surprises and exciting adventures. “My favourite part was when we rode in limousines and got our own private water taxi round the Statue of Liberty!” enthused Charlotte , Year 8.
During their four day stay, 30 pupils honed their stage skills by working with Broadway actors, dancers, fight instructors, and choreographers in a series of workshops. The lucky pupils interviewed Addams Family star Krysta Rodriguez and learned what it takes to be a Broadway performer. Later in the week, Year 11’s Ella became part of postmodern theatre by joining the cast of Fuerza Bruta on stage in a riotous dance as the rest of the group was covered with confetti and artificial rain. On the final day during a movie locations tour, pupils spotted Carol Vorderman, who posed for photos in front of the Friends apartment
In addition to the arts events, the group found time for shopping and sightseeing, including visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Magnolia Bakery, Macy’s, Central Park, and the city’s tallest skyscraper. “The Empire State Building at night had extraordinary views,” said Jemima. “The city was truly beautiful
Plans are already underway for a return visit to New York in