Travel and tourism students took a break from the classroom to take in the beautiful city of Prague as part of an enrichment trip aimed at enhancing their studies.
A group of 23 students, which also included those studying health and social care, and three staff members visited the Czech Republic capital in January, taking in sights including Prague Castle, the astronomical clock and Charles Bridge.
The annual trip gave students the opportunity to see how the tourism industry works in a different country, and gave them a first-hand insight into the difficulties they may face when working abroad in the future.
Former Great Sankey High School pupil Hollie Clayton – who will soon be touring the world in her new role as part of Jet2.com’s cabin crew – said: “The trip to Prague was fantastic. We got to see so many amazing things, but it also opened our eyes to what we can expect should we end up working in another country. Communicating with members of the public and traders was difficult due to the language barriers. It was a great experience though that has definitely built on what we have learned during lessons at the college.”
Scott Grime, Course Leader for Aviation and Travel & Tourism, added: “During their time at the college, we give our students as many opportunities as possible to visit different places and countries. When they leave college, many of our students will go on to work within the travel and tourism industry and may end up working abroad. Trips like this provide an exciting cultural experience that will aid them in their future careers.”
To find out more about the exciting opportunities available at Warrington & Vale Royal College, visit wvr.ac.uk or come to our open evening on Monday 12th February, 5-7pm.