Students go through the looking glass
Staff and students at Glasgow Dental School got in the panto spirit before Christmas to raise nearly £3,000 for charity
The annual Glasgow Dental Student Society pantomime took place at the end of November in the Glasgow University Union Debates Hall and raised £2,826.47 for two charities, the Beatson Cancer Charity and the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Final year students Sam Poole and Graeme Ker wrote the panto entitled ‘Alice in Gumderland’ which was performed in front of a packed audience of friends, family, staff and fellow students at Glasgow University. Even the staff got in on the act as some prominent members of the teaching department performed a half -time show in the form of a James Bond medley.
Sam said: “Although it is the final year that put the panto on, it really is a dental school pantomime. You have got so many people involved, like the band and all the cast and crew. I loved the fact that everyone came together for the show.Everyone had a great time.”
And Graeme said: “It is a real asset to the dental school and to our learning experience. As fifth years we are about to go out into the big bad world and it brings us closer together, solidifies relationships with staff and it inspires younger years to get involved. And, on top of all that, it raises lots of money for charity, it’s just a brilliant event.”