Students stranded in USA return

The devastation of hurricane Sandy as it hit the East coast of America.
The devastation of hurricane Sandy as it hit the East coast of America.
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STUDENTS stranded in America as a deadly hurricane hit the East Coast have arrived home safe.

The 27 students and three teachers from Montgomery High School, Bispham, were on a school trip to New York when Hurricane Sandy hit.

The group were safe in accommodation in Washington as the storm battered New York and made the most of their extended stay.

The teens visited the Smithsonian Zoo, watched an NBA basketball game and were in the capital city while the US presidential election took place.

Simon Brennand, headteacher of the school, said: “The party made the very most of the extended stay with an exciting programme of activities.”

Yesterday the last of the party returned to the All Hallow’s Road school, the others having returned on Thursday.

They had flown to America on Wednesday, October 24, and spent three nights in New York before travelling to Washington.

Parents of the children have said they are now planning a collection to thank the teachers who cared for their youngsters on the trip.

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