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Rugby Debuts in Dubair Clipper Crews

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

While the reindeer at Colinton’s ‘Christmas on the Corner’ may have struggled this week in the terrible weather the School’s U13 and U15s tennis teams did an outstanding job achieving third place the UK championships.

We wish the Scotland 7s team good luck in this coming weekend’s tournament in South Africa. Magnus Bradbury (11-13) made a promising debut last weekend in Dubai and great to see Jamie Johnstone (02-08) making the cut again this weekend.

Further to last week’s sailing news, Gavin Reid ( 01-06) will be using some of his downtime in Sydney to organize a crew rugby tournament in aid of UNICEF at Rushcutters Park on 23 December 3pm to 5pm. If anyone is in the Sydney area the Clipper crews would appreciate players and spectators to join the day. More information here.

On the careers front, the School needs your help. Firstly, a plea to our more recent leavers. We are running a University Speed Dating event on Friday 15 January 6.30pm to 8pm. If you’d be happy to chat informally about your university we would really appreciate your support. Email us here.

There will be a Merchiston Careers Convention on Tuesday 1 March 4pm to 6pm. If your company would like to come and meet some of the talented individuals we have in the School then please let us know.

Andrew Haddow (60-65), who captained the golf team at School and went on to caddy on the US PGA Tour three months after leaving School, has produced a DVD of his experiences. Perhaps a Christmas present for the golfing fan in your family? Further details here.

And if you are shopping on-line, at no extra cost to you please consider helping the School with its fundraising by signing up with on-line portal easyfundraising.org.uk. Click through to your chosen retailer and they will make a donation to the School. Thank you in anticipation.

The end of term next week brings the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols this Sunday and the Christmas meals on Monday. Am I the only person without a Christmas jumper yet?

Jo Khan

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Acting Club Secretary
The Merchistonian Club
Merchiston Castle School


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