STUDENTS took a bite of the Big Apple on an annual trip to the USA.

This year marked the 11th trip Winton Community Academy has taken to New York.

A group of 20 students and three staff flew for a week of sights, sounds, food and shopping in the city.

Some of the pupils had never been on a plane before or out of the country, but for others it was their second visit to the USA.

Over the week students experienced ice skating in Central Park, the top of the Empire State Building at night with views of Manhattan, a cruise of the island of Manhattan, and a Broadway show.

The youngsters also had visit to the Hard Rock Cafe, the MET, The United Nations building, the Highline walk and other sights.

Trip organiser and photography teacher Philip Messingham, said: “It is memories like this that will stay with the students for the rest of their lives and it’s my pleasure to be with them to experience this for the first time.

“The opportunities we give the students shape their lives and seeing the world, the cities that they have only ever seen on TV and in films makes them realise that anything is possible for them.”

Student Megan Willis said “I had such an amazing time, I never thought I would get to New York, especially with my friends, I have seen so much. The best trip ever.”