From Director of Enterprise and Business Innovation at Borders College, Katharine Mathison.
As many of you may know, several Borders College students and staff from various curriculum areas have recently returned from a fully funded education trip to Toronto, Canada!
This trip was funded through the Turing Scheme and was aimed at providing candidates with international experiences, developing confidence and enhancing their skills as Global Citizens.
The trip ran from 17th May to 2nd June. The group, which included Alex Lindsay, Cheyanne Wakelam, Clair Windsor, Connor Gibb, Emma Carlyle, Gemma Davidson, Kriss Miller, Miriam Mells, Ross Douglas, Rupert Potter, Hannah Inglis and Kerryn Law, departed from Glasgow Airport, flying direct to Toronto on a six-hour flight.
On arrival, the students first spent five nights in the busy city centre of Downtown Toronto at the University of Toronto Residence and explored the city. Sightseeing included the CN Tower, The ROM, City Cruise and a Blue Jays Baseball game; some even braved the CN Tower Edge walk.