News on October 2016

Classics Double Bill in Cambridge

29 October, 2016

AcademicRogersonSchool TripSixth Form

Ten Classics students woke up very early on Thursday 13 October to travel to Cambridge for the day to view two plays in Ancient Greek – Sophocles’ Antigone and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. From [...]

Arnold Palmer Trophy

28 October, 2016


Merchiston has a new golfing trophy, named the Arnold Palmer Trophy. The link between Merchiston and Arnold Palmer was established by Merchistonian Andrew Haddow, who visited Palmer at his family [...]

Spanish Film Festival

14 October, 2016

AcademicJuniorsSixth Form

We are very lucky that in Edinburgh we play host to an annual Spanish Film Festival. This event is relatively new and, in fact, is only in its third year. [...]

Duke of Edinburgh award qualifying

14 October, 2016

Chalmers East

43 members of the Shell Form spent the days leading up to the half term break on their Bronze Award qualifying expedition, accompanied by 3 Merchiston members of staff and 7 ‘Simply Epic [...]

Golf: Radley Putter Junior Competition

11 October, 2016

Chalmers WestGolfJuniors

Congratulations to our Junior Golf Academy players, Cameron (IV Form) and Lyle (III Form) at the recent Radley Putter Junior Competition. With more than 20 UK schools and individual players entered, [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

10 October, 2016

Thoughts How fascinating modern technology is! But it is also a double edged sword! I took the opportunity to remind the School of our mobile phone policy. I am a [...]

Merchistonian author Malcolm McNeill visits

10 October, 2016

AcademicJuniorsMiddle years

On Wednesday 5th October we were lucky to host a visit by author Malcolm McNeill (Merchistonian), who came to talk about his book for young people, The Beginning Woods. An audience [...]

Autumn mountain biking at Glentress

9 October, 2016

Chalmers EastChalmers WestRogersonSixth Form

We set off in perfect conditions: the winds were light, the fog cleared and we arrived at Glentress in sunny warm weather. We collected the hire bikes and then took the [...]

Careers Café: Film and Media

9 October, 2016

CareersRogersonSixth Form

The most recent Careers Café had a focus on Film and Media. We were joined by Jonny Paterson, a Merchistonian and film producer, who outlined his career path from Merchiston [...]

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