Saturday was a real treat for our St Andrews students, after a week of study and research. Waking up with real excitement for the day’s adventure, the students took in breakfast and headed off to prepare for the trip.
They headed further south for a day in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland and one of the most cultured cities in the world. Our students certainly got a taste of this culture with a number of brilliant and enriching activities.
Half of the group headed to the museum at Surgeons’ Hall, headquarters to one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world. Here, they took in an exhibit exploring comparative anatomy.
Mainly these students were those from the Medical School Preparation Programme, however others attended and found the experience just as informative and interesting as their peers.
The other half of the group walked up Calton Hill, a place which offers some of the most spectacular and beautiful vistas of Edinburgh. It is also home to some of the city’s most recognisable monuments, including the Scottish Government headquarters – which is named St Andrew’s House!
Afterwards, the students were able to round off the trip with some free time in the city, a chance to shop and dine in one of the most historic and incredible places in the UK. Everyone made the most of the trip and hopefully it will inspire them to make next week just as good as this one has been!