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Washington Academy students soak up the culture in York

Local students taken on a trip to the National Railway Museum and the JORVIK Viking Centre

A group of Year 8 students from Washington Academy, part of Consilium Academies, went on a cultural trip to York this term for a jam packed day of activities.

They squeezed in a visit to the National Railway Museum, learning all about the engineering behind some iconic locomotives and also hopped over to the JORVIK Viking Centre, where the students stood on  one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology as in the 1970s and 1980s, archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking Age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago.

The group then swung by St Mary’s Abbey, which was first built in 1088 and what is left now is all that remains of one of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England.  Finally the students ended their day with a visit to the famous shambles, a fine example of a medieval shopping street.

The next cultural trip the school is running will be a jaunt to Edinburgh for Year 7 students. 

Victoria Carter, Headteacher at Washington Academy said:

“I am so glad we could take so many students for such a brilliant day out in York.  They learnt a lot from all the different places they visited and it’s great to expose them to all the amazing opportunities to soak up culture we have nearby.”