Friday saw ORA’s St Andrews students in jovial mood as they approached the end of week one. There was a real sense of achievement after a good week of lessons and leisure time, during which they have made progress both in and out of class.
More fine sunshine welcomed the new day, and everyone headed down for breakfast eager to get stuck into their work. Meal times have been very social affairs so far this session, with everyone swapping jokes and chatting away, and this has helped to form a very good atmosphere on campus.
Lessons began and once again the students took everything in their stride, working hard and coming through with an enhanced understanding of their respective subjects. The projects, presentations and essays are all coming along brilliantly, which has been helped by the students eagerness to work on them even in free time!
After the work was done for the day, the students were treated to a trip off campus to visit the Byre Theatre for a delicious meal. The Byre’s current building was opened in 2001 by Sir Sean Connery, and is owned and run by the University. It is also said to be haunted by a friendly ghost!
The students enjoyed the meal and the setting, and again the harmonious atmosphere struck the staff. Everyone was looking forward to Saturday’s trip to Edinburgh, but for now they were contented with good food and great company. Dinner with friends at the end of a hard day’s work – is there a better way to round off a week?