Trip of a lifetime to Silicon Valley for school pupils

Mildenhall College Academy pupils during their trip to San Francisco. Picture: Mildenhall College Ac

Mildenhall College Academy pupils during their trip to San Francisco. Picture: Mildenhall College Academy - Credit: Archant

A tour around the Google headquarters was one of many memorable moments for students during school trip of a lifetime.

Mildenhall College Academy pupils during their trip to San Francisco. Picture: Mildenhall College Ac

Mildenhall College Academy pupils during their trip to San Francisco. Picture: Mildenhall College Academy - Credit: Archant

Twenty four pupils, from years 9 to 13, from Mildenhall College Academy recently visited San Francisco in California.

The teenagers were able to enjoy a visit to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park and a six-mile walking tour of the city, where they took in sights including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The main point of the trip was to visit the famous Silicon Valley - the nickname for the Santa Clara Valley which is a location of many American high-tech companies.

They had a guided tour of Stanford University and took a trip to the Apple Visitor Centre. Before heading to the Intel Museum and the NASA Research Visitor Centre.

The highlight of the trip was a guided tour of the Google headquarters from staff who live there.