Our St Andrews students were riding a wave of positivity on Tuesday, as they hit the beach in the Scottish sunshine! It ended a day of projects and plants, as they continued to work towards their deadlines, before visiting the St Andrews Botanic Garden.
There were some clouds overhead in the morning, but the students weren’t under the weather as they began the day. Breakfast and morning classes passed without any issues, as everyone is well into the daily routine on campus. The final presentations and essays are looking good as the hand-in deadline approaches, and the teachers are pleased to see the students so well prepared.
With their projects well in hand, this allowed them to spend the rest of the day enjoying the fact that the clouds had cleared. First up was a trip to the beautiful Botanic Garden, which was first opened in 1889 by the University of St Andrews. The students enjoyed the serene surroundings, especially in the sunshine. The gardens have a butterfly house, which was very popular among the cohort as they took the chance to appreciate nature.
Into the evening, the students had another opportunity to make the most of the wonderful weather as they headed down to the beach to play games and relax in the idyllic setting. The beach was resplendent in the evening sun, and everyone was in a brilliant mood as the tide of relaxation washed over them.
With the programme’s conclusion fast approaching, everything is very finely balanced. The students have their work under control, and are ready for hand-in – if a little apprehensive! They are finding plenty of ways to combat any lingering tension though, and making every second count.