Boarders enjoyed a fantastic day in Edinburgh over the weekend, taking in the sights and exploring the beautiful city.
Arriving by train, the girls walked through Princes Street Gardens towards Edinburgh Castle, learning about the Royal Military Tattoo as they processed, with the staging and seating being set up ready for a performance.
The group strolled down the Royal Mile and up to Greyfriars Bobby statue to rub his nose. This is an old tradition, believed to bring tourists’ luck. Feeling prosperous and with a hopeful touch of luck, they then paused for ice cream before continuing with their venture.
Coming up next, they hopped on one of the infamous sightseeing bus tours. This allowed the girls to pass through a number of key tourist destinations such as, Grassmarket, Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyrood House, Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth.
The final stop of the day was the National Museum of Scotland. A firm favourite with many boarders, the girls spent some time here before a delicious dinner was served and the group headed over to board the train home.
Overall, a fabulous and exceptionally busy day was enjoyed by all!
“We went to the most wonderful places in Edinburgh – it was beautiful” Sofia Y10
“There were so many sights to see – my favourite part was the museum” Abi Y10
A little closer to home, a group of boarders in year 10 – College II also attended a roller disco locally on Saturday evening. They had great fun on their skates and all managed to stay up right for a lovely group photo.
“It was good fun. I really liked that it was roller skating and a disco combined, and can’t wait to go again next term” – Grace Y9