Our S1 students, taking part in the Edinburgh University Widening Participation programme, joined students from Leith Academy and Liberton High School on a visit to the Scottish Parliament. After a brief tour of this fascinating and beautiful building, the students were tasked with creating a short “top go” animation to encourage young people to use their VOTE, participate in democracy. The students had the privilege of working in a superbly, equipped Committee Room, located on the top floor of the Parliament building, where the views were stunning. The ten or so S1 students have only two more university, experience afternoons to complete – The Royal College of Surgeons and The Edinburgh University Vet School. Thanks to Dr Neil Speirs for organising the opportunity for students from these three schools to visit so many University Faculties and enabling the young people to get to work with and know each other, a little better.