BARNSLEY College students recently flew across the pond to visit New York as part of their educational studies.

From the Statue of Liberty to Times Square and Central Park, students had the opportunity to explore the historical and cultural landmarks that make New York a top global tourist destination.

A poignant visit to the ground zero museum provided them with deep insight into the events of September 11, 2001.

Rebekah Morris, programme manager at Barnsley College, said: “We can’t wait to see the impact this trip will have on our students’ education and future careers.

“This trip offers our students the chance to network with industry professionals and fellow students, fostering connections that could benefit their future careers.

“The visit is not just about learning – it’s about inspiring our students to see the bigger picture, think globally, and understand the critical role of public services and tourism in shaping societies.”

The trip runs every year to allow students to experience different cultures, visit iconic locations and give them the opportunity to gather information and materials that will help with their college projects.

Student Keil Boutell added: “The trip to New York City was an amazing experience, so many opportunities, for example the prison as we got to see what life was like in there, and lots of other things like exploring the city.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to visit and I would 100 per cent recommend the trip to future students.”