In less than ten days, seven young Peabody residents will head to the United States for an all-inclusive week of cultural activities, as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations.
They fly to Massachusetts on 26 October, and then travel to Peabody
, the birthplace of our founder, George Peabody. The trip will be hosted by Bill Power, Chairman of the City of Peabody Historical Commission.
In the final part of our three-part series, we caught up with a member of the group.
"This trip will allow me to become the independent, responsible teenager I strive to be.
"I have such a passion for sports, so I know I am so privileged to be able to have such an amazing opportunity! I enjoy a wide range of sports, such as, basketball, netball, tennis, football, rugby, athletics, and I have also now started to gain an interest in badminton. I represent my school in netball, and have already, this academic year been in two tournaments (and many more to come!)
"This trip would be beneficial, not just for the here and now, but also for the future, as my Auntie and I have spoken at length about me going to university in America. So during this trip to America, I hope to discover and compare the different cultures, and the lifestyles that occur in the USA, and whether I’ll benefit from going to university in the USA or the UK.
"I know in America, they play many different sports to us in the UK, so I would love to be able to witness those sports, and learn more about them, and hopefully bring them back to the UK to continue the interest I have for them.
"I am the kind of person who loves to socialise with others, and meet new people, and try new things, so this trip won’t just allow me to build new relationships, it will also allow me to experience new things, such as the different types of food, the sporting activities, and many more things.
"I am really looking forward to this trip, and I hope to bring back many joyous memories from there."
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