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Year 12 Liverpool Residential

11 October 2018

LiverpoolOur Year 12 students had a fabulous social weekend in Liverpool and it really helped our newer students and those who had spent five years at NGHS bond and make new friends. Emma, one of our new Year 12s has reviewed the experience:

On Friday 28 September, the Year 12s set off to Liverpool for an exciting weekend aimed at bonding girls (both old and new) into our Sixth Form. The coach journey was full of anticipation and excitement for the weekend planned ahead. Live music was provided by those at the back of the coach with Mamma Mia songs proving a favourite.

Once we arrived at Liverpool Youth Hostel, all students dropped off their luggage and visited the Museum of Liverpool. The museum was particularly interesting and had a single floor dedicated to recent peace movements that were extremely inspiring. The walk back to the hostel along the picturesque waterfront supplied many good photo opportunities.

Next was dinner at the hostel where a wide selection of food was served by staff and volunteers. Multiple students used this opportunity to stock up on food to fuel the walk ahead to the Everyman Theatre. Here we saw the performance of ‘Lovely Bones’ a moving play performed by excellent actors and actresses.

On Saturday morning we had our first breakfast at the hostel which was a personal highlight! We were provided with multiple options including a cooked breakfast, cereals, pastries and fruit. Our first stop on Saturday was the Magical Mystery Tour. It was highly informative and interesting to hear how proud the people of Liverpool were of the Beatles’ achievements. This was followed by a visit to the Cavern Club, most famous for its multiple celebrity performances over the years.

Now came our favourite activity; shopping! We were given some downtime on Saturday afternoon which me and my friends decided would be best spent shopping in Liverpool One. We then rejoined the group to fly on the Liverpool Eye, which was magnificent to see the city in all its glory lit up in the nighttime. After this we headed back to the hostel for bed ready for Sunday and … in my case … ready for breakfast!!

On Sunday morning, we boarded the Mersey Ferry which had amazing views despite the bitter wind on the open platform. We had a quick visit to the U-Boat Museum and then headed back on the ferry to Liverpool Pier. After some free time in the Albert Dock, we headed back to the hotel to collect our belongings for the solemn journey home. Although it was a tiring weekend, we were all sad to be returning home.

As a new student in the Sixth Form, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would highly recommend it to all as it was a great opportunity to make new friends. Thank you to all the staff who gave up their weekend to take us to Liverpool.