On Thursday the 8th of February, the Community BEES had its first ever event as an official society. The pressure was on to make this a good one, a night to remember!
Days of planning were required. The community BEES team, including enthusiastic volunteers, got together to set in stone the initial idea of the pub crawl. We knew that the most difficult and time consuming part of planning the event would be finding the venues. Combining all our knowledge on the pubs of Edinburgh we emailed, phoned and directly spoke to pubs to book the best ones on the required day.
In the end we decided on Diablo Loco, Teviot, Vodka Revolution and The Pear Tree.
We were all excited to start planning the fun games and activities. Another meeting was organised in which the BEES meant business. We brainstormed the types of activities that would take place at each venue… So what did we come up with??
Diablo Loco: Boat Race followed by a riddle leading to the next venue
Bristo square/ Teviot: A triatholon followed by the riddle
Vodka Revolution: Arm wrestling
Vodka Revolution to The Pear Tree: 3 legged race.
The Pear Tree: Beer Pong
During the planning stages, we ensured that the night would run smoothly, without any confusions and the time was managed well. Therefore, Larissa, from the community BEES board, was voted as the person to oversee the night to ensure each activity was running on time and the points of each activity were recorded. Also at each venue, 2/3 volunteers of the event would be in charge of running the event. This ensured that each activity was well organised.
At Diablo Loco, students were split into teams . We ended up having 5 teams of 6 with a mix of 1st – 4th years. Each team was given a face paint crayon to represent there team in a unique, colourful way.
The teams were given points for competing. 1st- 5 points , 2nd- 3 points , 3rd – 1 point.
The event started at 8pm and ended up finishing at midnight! The event was regarded as a huge success. We could clearly see that students were having fun! They were laughing, participating in all the activities and spoke positively of the night. Competitive vibes were flowing with shouts of encouragement at each pub from each of the teams!
The beautiful McEwan Hall hosts the Olympic Games!
In the end the winning team was the “Blue” team, who were lucky enough to each get a vegetable box from the hearty squirrel.
Thank you everyone who made the night amazing.
The Community BEES