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News on January 2016

Arts programme trip to ‘The Weir’

28 January, 2016

School Trip

On Tuesday 26 January, a group of sixty-five boys went to see the Royal Lyceum Theatre’s production of Conor MacPherson’s play, The Weir. Set entirely in a pub in rural [...]

Chemists visit Edinburgh University

28 January, 2016

AcademicSchool TripSixth Form

On Wednesday 27 January, the Upper Sixth A Level Chemistry students visited Edinburgh University for a tour of the analytical instruments and the undergraduate laboratories. They saw the state of [...]

Juniors Cecil Stagg Society

27 January, 2016

AcademicJuniors

The Junior Cecil Stagg Society enjoyed a fiendishly difficult Maths and logical thinking challenge today with Robbie, Harrison and Max the eventual winners! Well done to all.

Headmaster’s Headlines

27 January, 2016

First, many happy congratulations to George, who may have regretted me moving Headmaster’s Assembly this week from Tuesday to Wednesday, as I was out of School on School business on [...]

LVI book group: Station Eleven

22 January, 2016

AcademicSixth Form

On Monday 18 January, the Lower Sixth Book Group met to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. Here are some of the members’ thoughts about the book: ‘Station [...]

III Form Geography work exlpore micro-climates

22 January, 2016

AcademicJuniors

On Thursday 21 January, the Third Form spent the morning carrying out fieldwork around the School grounds, looking for the existence of micro-climates. Armed with a digital weather station, a [...]

Scholars’ Dinner

21 January, 2016

School Event

The eighteenth annual Scholars’ Dinner took place on the evening of Tuesday 19 January, attended by the Scholars from the Fourth Form upwards. The Scholars’ Dinner is our annual opportunity [...]

Outstanding success for Fifth Former in Computing

21 January, 2016

AcademicMiddle yearsNews(about us)Rogerson

Fifth Former, Brian, has recently enjoyed outstanding success in a worldwide computing competition run by Grok Learning, which is an online interactive platform that offers coding classes in computer programming [...]

Chalmers House Lent Term competitions

20 January, 2016

Chalmers EastChalmers WestHouseMiddle years

As many readers will know, the division of the boys in Merchiston Juniors into “house” teams named Pentland, Dreghorn, Spylaw and Redford for sporting competitions has long been popular. The [...]


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