BUSINESS students at Selby College enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to New York recently.

The group of 17, which included both A-level and Level 3 Vocational BTEC students, had the opportunity to visit a number of landmarks and taste all the local delicacies the Big Apple has to offer.

Their Manhattan adventure began with a visit to the Empire State Building. Once at the top, the students were met with some unexpected blizzard conditions and snowy views over the city’s island.

They also walked around the iconic Times Square and Broadway.

Over the course of a week the students went on to visit and enjoy tours of several special locations in New York, including the Flatiron Building, Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park, the Observatory on top of the One World Trade Centre and the 9/11 Memorial, Grand Central Station, a tour and talk at Macy’s, Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Later in the week the students had the chance to visit the Top of the Rock on the top floor of the Rockefeller Center.

On their final day the group explored Central Park covered in snow and some of its attractions before heading home.

Trip leader and business lecturer Rehanah Hussain said: “The time and effort required to organise the trip is completely worth it to see the students enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For some, this is the first time they have been abroad.

“The students were also able to see how the theory they have been taught in class about business and marketing has been applied to the world-famous Macy’s department store."