PQA Wolverhampton students go on a trip of a lifetime
Students from PQA Bridgnorth and Wolverhampton came together to travel to New York in February to take part in workshops and see the sights.
Arranged by Principal Julian, the trip left in the early hours of Monday morning with a flight before students walked down town to visit Top Of The Rock on the 87th floor of The Rockefeller Centre. A great hour was spent there before students returned to their accommodation for a well earned rest after 22 hours on the go.
On Tuesday morning they all had breakfast in a traditional diner before walking 40 blocks (a long way) to The Ripley Grier Centre, one of the premier audition and studio spaces in the city. Students took part in a workshop on Musical Theatre singing in the morning. In the afternoon they met with one of the stars of School Of Rock before seeing the show in the evening.
Wednesday saw a workshop in Film & TV acting at The Barrow Group which was great for demonstrating the naturalism required for film. They then headed out to take the Circle Line Tour on the boats around Manhattan Island.
Back early to pack they finished the trip with a visit to the Empire State Building on Thursday morning before a quick shopping opportunity and then to the airport for the ‘Red Eye’ Home.
The trip was exhausting, 40.6 miles, 73,800 steps including physical workshops but so much fun and so rewarding.
Principal Julian said “this was the sort of opportunity that most never get, to work with industry professionals in the heart of New York and learn from the best is incredible. Added to that the chance to see the sights too made for a hectic but massively rewarding experience for staff and students alike. We are already planning the next one!”