East Durham College Travel & Tourism students in York

Students Set Out On Historical Trip

Wed, 2001-12-26 00:00

Students from East Durham College have shown off their organisational skills as they arranged and took off on a day trip to York.

Travel and Tourism students from the College organised the trip as part of their course with the class spending the day in the historic city.

The group spent the day looking around the city’s many tourist attractions such as York Minister, The National Railway Museum and York Art Gallery. The group also found time to visit the seasonal Christmas market and also to fit in a spot of Christmas shopping.  

Student Rachel Willoughby, 18, from Wheatley Hill, enjoyed being able to organise the trip as well as getting to visit the historic city and look at its many attractions.

Rachel said: “It was a fantastic opportunity for the group to put together a trip and we organised a great day out which everyone really seemed to enjoy.

“There were many parts of York that some of us didn’t know much about so it was great to get out and learn about this historic city.”

And Travel and Tourism lecturer Mandy Sert was impressed with the student’s organisational skills and hailed the day a great success.

Mandy added: “The students gained a lot from their day out at York.

“As part of their assessment they had to plan the whole trip themselves and set personal and group objectives which allowed them to develop their independency, to work as a team by being allocated set roles and responsibilities whilst also investigating the city of York's provision for tourists.”