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Lee County students bound for British Isles

March 27, 2008

Leesburg -- A group of Lee County students will spend spring break traveling and studying abroad. Eighteen of them left Thursday for London and Scotland.

They're traveling as part of the American Council of International Studies program.

They'll learn about Georgian architecture in Edinburgh's New Town.

And, among the places they'll visit, the Houses of Parliament, and Stratford, the home of Britain's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

"We're going to be looking at the roots of American history and so many important aspects of world history and the kids are going to visit Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall, Edinburgh Castle, Buckingham Palace, you know, the list goes on and on," said teacher Robby Davis.

"The sightseeing, just to see places we've read about, you know, like William Shakespeare, we'll go see his birth site and it should be fun,"  said student Chris Tripp.

"I'm very excited, I'm just unbelievably excited. It's my first trip out of the country, overseas," says student Josh Muggridge.

"Buckingham Palace. I'm excited. I want to see it really bad," said Kelly Walls.

"I'm looking forward to the tower of London. I've heard it's full of ghosts and I'm interested in that," says Demi Davis.

"London is a place I've wanted to go to for a long time so I'll be looking forward to going there," Tripp said.

And will he miss his mother-- a certain TV news anchor?  "Uh, yes," he said. Mom figured that was a good answer.

The students will also visit St. Paul's Cathedral and the prehistoric monument Stonehenge north of Salisbury. They'll be home in nine days.

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