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QPHS head to the West Coast

Golden opportunity for Queen's Park High School students as they embark on an eight day trip of a lifetime to LA and San Francisco!

Part of our role as educators is to prepare our students for their futures which includes giving them an appreciation of what it means to be a global citizen. As part of our commitment to developing our students in this way over the Easter holiday members of staff from Queen’s Park High School took 49 students across Year 7 - 13 to the other side of the world on a visit to Los Angeles and San Francisco in California.

After a gruelling 11 hour flight students spent the first few days visiting Hollywood, Santa Monica and Universal Studios before venturing up the coast through Malibu and on up to Santa Cruz and finally San Francisco. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time was amazing and juxtaposed against the island of Alcatraz, was an incredible sight. As part of the trip we were fortunate to visit the islands and take the tour of the jail and even meet one of the reformed former prisoners as he signed books of his experience as an inmate!

"It was an absolutely amazing opportunity. My favourite part was visiting Alcatraz - it was so interesting to discover how people spent their lives living on that Island in such confinement!"

Rory Jones Year 9 student



Other highlights of the trip included walking down the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, standing on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl and visiting Pier 39 on San Francisco with its incredible array of shops and restaurants. 

“This was truly an experience that none of us will ever forget and certainly served as an opportunity to broaden the aspirations of our students.”


Matt Yeoman, Lead Practitioner & Research Lead at QPHS