The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary

Sports day brings campus community together

Staff, students and tenants from across Easter Bush Campus enjoy fun competitions at summer gathering.

two teams compete in a tug o war
Photo credit: Doug Vernimmen

The egg and spoon race, sack race and three-legged race were some of the fun retro school games enjoyed by staff and students from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the Easter Bush Campus sports day.

Teams of undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers, clinicians, researchers and professional services staff competed in the sunshine to win coveted trophies.

Community event

selection of images of people competing in sports races
Photo credit: Doug Vernimmen

Watched by over 200 spectators and fuelled by free ice cream and slushies, the 100 athletes took part in a number of fun relay races and a tug o’war.

Prizes were awarded to the winning teams, including a best fancy dress prize to one member of staff who competed dressed as a chicken.

The social activities continued into the afternoon, with free refreshments served in the View restaurant for everyone to enjoy. 

Bicentenary fun

The sports event was one in a series marking the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary this year.

The sports day was a fabulous opportunity for our staff and student communities across the School and wider campus to come together, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. We’re extremely grateful to the Bicentenary Planning Committee, the University Active Lives team and the Easter Bush Campus catering team for organising and facilitating such a tremendous event, one which I hope we will repeat again in the years to come.

Professor Dylan ClementsInterim Head of Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

About the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than 800 staff and almost 1400 students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

The School comprises:

The Roslin Institute

The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

The Roslin Innovation Centre

The Hospital for Small Animals

Equine Veterinary Services

Farm Animal Services

Easter Bush Pathology

The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

We represent the largest concentration of animal science-related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.