News on October 2017

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 [...]

The first half term in Chalmers West

27 October, 2017

Chalmers WestHouse

The first half of the Autumn Term 2017 has proved to be exciting, fulfilling and wholly positive for the boys of Chalmers West. Even though we are only six weeks [...]

J4/5 trip to Broomlee Outdoor Centre

27 October, 2017

JuniorsOutdoor Education

On Thursday 12 October, 18 excited J4/5 boys set off for Broomlee Outdoor Centre in West Linton, to embark on a day and a half of team-building exercises. For some, [...]

Week 7 in Merchiston Juniors

23 October, 2017


Last week in Merchiston Juniors, we experienced daring food tasting and excellent culinary skills. The great week was topped off with an Outdoor Activity Camp in Broomlee before half term. [...]

Alumni Success: James McKie and Grant Hardie

21 October, 2017


James McKie James McKie (07-09) was one of Merchiston’s very first Tennis Academy graduates, so we are very proud to see that James is now the assistant coach of Tennessee [...]

Merchistonian News: Scott Steele

21 October, 2017


Edinburgh Holds a special place in Scott Steele’s (2010-11) heart The determined scrum-half cut his teeth at the rugby-enthused school, impressing Leicester Tigers scouts to earn himself a move to [...]

Tennis Academy half-term report

13 October, 2017


It has been a great start to the year for the Tennis Academy. We have six new players, who have all settled in well.  The group has a great mix [...]

D of E Bronze qualifying expedition

13 October, 2017

Outdoor Education

10-12 October 2017 Staff: Darren George, David Thomson, Alan Ewing and Rachel Mullan & 10 freelance expedition staff Students: 57 Shell boys, split into 9 groups Day 1: Refresher training on [...]

Teachers’ Instrumental Concert

13 October, 2017


On Thursday 5 October, a few of the School’s instrumental tutors put on an evening concert in the Memorial Hall. It featured a variety of musical styles, from the Classical [...]

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