Academic News

Latest book group meetings

13 November, 2017

AcademicChalmers EastChalmers WestJuniors

On Thursday 9 November, the Junior Book Group met to discuss The Haunting of Jessop Rise by Danny Weston. Here are some of the group’s thoughts about this book… I [...]

Latin and Greek reading competition

11 November, 2017


On the evening of Tuesday 7 November, the Theatre resounded to the rhythms and rhetoric of Latin and Greek, as pupils from Merchiston, St George’s and Fettes competed in our annual [...]

Holocaust presentation by Mr Davey

3 November, 2017


On Friday 3 November, Mr Davey, Headmaster of Ardvreck, visited Merchiston to speak to our V Form GCSE History class about his story of the Holocaust and how it affected [...]

Junior Spanish trip to Denia

30 October, 2017

AcademicSchool Trip

At the start of the October half-term, a number of boys set off on the annual junior Spanish trip to Denia. This trip has run successfully for several years and [...]

IV Form Geography Field Trip

11 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers West

As part of the IV Form Geography unit on “The Geography of Crime”, 42 IV Form pupils had an exciting adventure yesterday carrying out field research in Edinburgh into people’s [...]

Science Society talk

6 October, 2017


On Wednesday 27th September, Merchiston learners and school staff were given an exceptionally comprehensive and captivating lecture on the stimulating and infrequent topic of microscopy by Dr Paul Dalgarno. He [...]

Shell Classical Civilisation trip to Hadrian’s Wall

6 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers East

On Tuesday 3 October, the Shell Classical Civilisation group made a day trip to parts of Hadrian’s Wall. After enjoying bacon rolls and cheesy chips en route, we started our [...]

IV Form History trip to New Lanark

6 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers West

On the Tuesday 3 October, the Fourth Form went to New Lanark on a History trip. We went to study the Industrial Revolution, which we are learning about in class. [...]

Bang goes the Borders Science Festival

26 September, 2017


Merchiston had a very successful day at Bang Goes The Borders Science Festival. Paul Nicholls, Head of Science, took two senior students, Brian (U6) and Ben (L6), who set up [...]

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