A group of 15 Year 13 students jetted off to the UK during half term. On arrival, we were greeted by the angry cold UK weather, which we soon learnt was rather bipolar. We got a first hand experience of prestigious institutions such as Durham University and The London School of Economics (LSE). We witnessed the beauty and history of the reputable University of Edinburgh, located in the stunning Scotland, which despite the long distance from other main cities in the UK, was one of the students favorites. The University of Leeds also became a ‘must choose uni’ due to it’s 5 star student accommodation.
Alongside viewing the universities, we managed to have fun watching ‘Thriller’, the sensational London Broadway tribute to Michael Jackson. In Nottingham, we had a Caribbean experience at a restaurant called ‘Turtle bay’, which Mr Garton believed would make us feel much ‘closer’ to home. Whilst in Edinburgh we had a go at ice skating, which ended up in fateful falls from some of us. One of the most enjoyable experiences of the tour was the long bus rides between each city, taking in the breath taking views of the English countryside.