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SOCIAL PROGRAMME AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES

LEARN ENGLISH while having fun

We want you to enjoy your experience with us and we think that it is important to immerse yourself outside the classroom. We organise weekly social activities for you to meet new people, have fun and practice your English! Our social programme runs all year round and consists of afternoon, evening and weekend activities.

Our social programme is designed to allow you to take advantage of Scotland’s fantastic range of cultural activities, whilst making friends and improving your English at the same time. 

 

Your social programme from 27th to 31st January 2020:

 

 

Monday  Welcome Café with Marc at 15:30

Tuesday Surgeon’s Hall with Dairíne at 15:30

Wednesday Old Town Tour with Marc at 15:30

and Pub Night with Alan at Footlights at 20:00

Thursday Rosslyn Chapel with Dairíne at 13:30

Friday National Gallery with JP at 15:30

and Ceilidh Scottish Dances with Régis at Ghillie Dhu at 21:30

Most of the activities are free of charge. There are some great destinations activities which require a small fee such as Gladstone’s Land, Rosslyn Chapel, Jupiter Artland, Whisky Tasting, Ceilidh Club with a cost between £5 and £10. 

Please also note that all entrances and tickets are included for our Erasmus+ programmes.  

Social Activities

Each week we offer some of the following:

  • Conversational Pub Night
  • Ceilidh Scottish Dancing (£7)
  • Board Games afternoon
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Live Music Concert

Walking Tours

Every Monday afternoon you can take part in a walking tour of Edinburgh with our dedicated guide:

  • Old and New Town
  • Princes Street Gardens
  • Water of Leith and Dean Village
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Calton Hill

Cultural Excursions

You can learn about Scotland and its rich culture and history by taking part in our cultural tours to: 

  • National Museum of Scotland 
  • The Modern Art Gallery 
  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • The Scottish Parliament*
  • Jupiter Artland*
  • Rosslyn Chapel*

Weekend activities

Our school is open Monday to Friday but Edinburgh has plenty to offer at the weekends: shopping, clubbing, restaurants, concerts, theatre, cinema, laser tags and more. You can even sight seeing from the top of an ancient volcano Arthur’s seat. You can go for a walk in the Pentland Hills or on the sea cost in Portobello and South Queensferry. You can even enjoy a boat trip in North Berwick.

If you feel more adventurous or want to discover the fantastic Scottish highlands we can also organise weekend excursions with our local partners Timberbush Tours or Rabbie’s Tour. 

You can choose some great destinations such as: Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, St Andrews, Dunfermline, Peebles and more. The cost for these tours are usually between £25 and £45. All tours are subject to availability and demand.