PQA Harrogate does LA
On 15th February, students, parents and staff at PQA Harrogate flew out to Los Angeles for a trip of a lifetime!
Named the Los Angeles Cultural Tour, the group spent four nights in the beautiful Sportsmen Lodge and spent their days seeing the sites of this beautiful city. Sightseeing is not all they got up to – the trip included a Masterclass at the LA based New York Film Academy where students were presented with a scene from a Hollywood film. They had the chance to act it out on camera, with professional Hollywood direction! And of course the parents got involved too!
This was followed by a tour of Warner Brother’s studios where the group visited sets and sound stages of many well known TV shows and movies. They spent time in a Hollywood prop room when one lucky student got to wear Sandra Bullock’s Miss Congeniality crown! As if driving around movie sets was not enough excitement for PQA Harrogate, they then bumped into Award winning singer Adele, who was on site filming for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Epic!
The excitement did not end there! The third day was spent at Universal Studios and the studio tour was an incredible experience for the students. They got to see many well known film sets and learn the ins and outs of how it all works on film as well as witnessing first hand some incredible film stunts.
Evenings were spent dining out at City Walk in the famous Hard Rock Cafe, playing water sports in the hotel pool or making smores around a camp fire.
Sadly every good thing must come to an end but PQA Harrogate certainly made the most of their last day by visiting Santa Monica, enjoying the white sandy beach, fairground rides on the pier and spending the last of their dollars in true LA shopping style!