At the beginning of January, the Drama and Music departments took 36 students from Upper School across the Atlantic to visit the bustling streets of New York. Over four days the students were taken on a whistle-stop tour of some of the most famous sights, such as going to Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building to take in incredible views of the city – and of course there were lots of selfies in Times Square.
The students were treated to two brilliant workshops in Improvisation and Stage Combat, delivered by industry-leading professionals who imparted wonderful knowledge and skills; even Mr Williams and Mr Mangan couldn’t resist getting involved. Every evening there was dinner at some classic American diners, including the Hard Rock Café and Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where the waiting staff perform Broadway classics throughout the evening.
On the final evening, it was time for a trip to Broadway to watch the musical sensation ‘Hamilton’ which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The students represented the school wonderfully, with the entire trip running smoothly and some fantastic engagement with the workshops; even when all were suffering from jetlag. The Drama and Music departments would like the thank all students and parents involved and all staff at Cobham Hall for their support in organising what was an incredibly successful trip.
If you would like to see everything the students got up to and have not done so already, follow the @CobhamHallMusic account on Instagram and watch the New York highlights.