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Careers Cafe Engineering

On Tuesday 30th January we welcomed Taciana Jackson, a chartered civil engineer from BAM Nuttall, to give a talk at the Merchiston Careers Café about 'Routes to Engineering'. 

Group of boys at Merchiston attending a careers cafe talk in the old library

For our latest appointment of the Careers Café, we were joined by Merchistonian Prof. Hutchison who talked to the boys about a career in property valuation. 

View of title slide of a Careers Cafe talk at Merchiston Castle School in January 2023

On Tuesday, we welcomed Merchistonian Douglas Bonn at the School for the latest appointment of our Careers Café. 

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It is often said that the purpose of education is to prepare pupils for the next step of their journey. In a fast paced world, in terms of technological advancement and changes to both education and the world of employment, it is perhaps more apt to say that it should prepare your son for the challenges of adapting to, and the shaping of, this world.

Developing this adaptability requires both an educational element: providing an environment in which self-awareness can be developed, leading to a focus on developing a range of skills and attributes; and a guidance element: being aware of the choices to be made at each stage of education, having good quality information to hand to aid this, and the implications of the choices made.

Dr D Cartwright  Academic Leadership Team

The main aim of Careers Education and Guidance at Merchiston is to enable your son to make informed choices at relevant stages.  At the core of this lies the development of skills and attributes relevant to lifelong learning and career progression.

YEAR GROUP DETAILS

The information below provides an overview of the education and guidance in each year group.

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School News

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CityZen challenge team

Congratulations to these VI pupils: Geoff S, Emmanuel C, Sam Y, Adam H, Kit N, Rohan R, Cliff Z and Richard Z who all successfully completed the Institute of Civil Engineers CityZen Challenge.

Careers Cafe Engineering

On Tuesday 30th January we welcomed Taciana Jackson, a chartered civil engineer from BAM Nuttall, to give a talk at the Merchiston Careers Café about 'Routes to Engineering'. 

Cooking Soup at Junior Chef Academy

The boys in Chalmers East have been learning how to make soup under the expert supervision of professional chef David Bell as part of our Junior Chef Academy. 

Tennis Success

Congratulations to our tennis players on their recent success.