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pupils and teacher at Cern

Every year, a considerable number of trips out of school take place. Some are annual, some operate every two or three years, and some are ‘one-off’ ventures. Most are linked to departmental activities: for example, visits to France or Germany, or exploring the landscape of Iceland; some are sport-related tours; others involve outward-bound type work, sometimes with a community work element.

Trips and expeditions which are regularly scheduled include Blakerston Camps, Duke of Edinburgh Award assessments, First Form activities camp at Loch Insh, Third Form to Normandy, rugby tours in the UK and abroad, Ski trip, CCF Camps, visit to Cologne, China trip and exchange to Zhuhai.

This is in addition to field trips in subjects such as Geography and Biology.

Work rebuilding a school was undertaken on a summer expedition to Fiji.

Trips News

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Image of Sixth Form students at Merchiston Castle School setting up outdoor lunch during an expedition to Costa Rica

An incredible account of the Half Term multi-disciplinary expedition to Costa Rica!

pupils of Merchiston Castle School experiencing the historic classroom at New Lanark 

Our Third Form pupils visited the historic mill at New Lanark and stepped back in time to experience life back in Robert Owen's day. 

View of Merchiston boys trekking in a glacier durinng their field trip to Iceland 

As everyone enjoys some well-earned rest, we revel in the unforgettable memories of our Geography trip to Iceland.

Poster promoting Sir Ranulph Fiennes' talk at the Playhouse in Edinburgh

Another term, another trip to the theatre for the Students involved in the Arts Programme - they are off to the Playhouse to meet explorer, writer and poet Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Stock Image depicting the interior of the Design Museum in London, with the silouette of a lady taking a photo

On Thursday 9 February a group of 16 students travelled to London with Ms Chapman and Dr Nugent to immerse themselves in all-things design.

image depicting music sheets on a music stand 

As part of Mr Thompson's Art Programme, 20 pupils from Shell to UVI visited the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last Friday for a performance by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

four young pupils at Merchiston Castle School photographed in the School Grounds

Meet this year's Merchiston Team shortlisted for the DigiInventor Challenge. The Boys travelled to Glasgow to attend a 2-day Design Bootcamp with leading industry professionals.

View fo the city of Venice with canals and cupolas

Earlier this month, our MerchiSTEAM Students spent 3 days in Venice. They had a brilliant time admiring the beautiful sights and learning about the city's rich history. Here's how it went.