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Serenity Until September

The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
1 July 2016

'Serenity until September

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

While the Upper Sixth are preparing for their Leavers' Ball the music from Pringle's Prizegiving is echoing through the School. We look forward to welcoming 70 new Merchistonians to the Club tomorrow, I am sure it will be a very emotional day for the Leavers. 

Brendan McKerchar (96-01) is returning for his seventh year to run the Merchiston Rugby programme this summer. He brings with him a wealth of experience in elite sport, not only of rugby itself as he has also played first class cricket. You can find out more about booking your son on here.  Along with the Rugby Camp there are some spaces remaining for girls and boys aged 10-13 on the Pro-Sports Camp, children will be introduced to performance training in golf, hockey, tennis, and touch rugby. To find out more about booking your child on to the Pro-Sports Camp click here

On Saturday England claimed the U20 Championship honours - well done to Zach Mercer (13-15) and the rest of your squad, a wonderful achievement.

Tom Arnott (68-72) a director of The Royal Highland Show kindly invited current Pringle pupil James to be his guest in the Show area during the judging of the youth development stock handlers final. 

The Royal Highliand Show
 
Merchistonians, parents, current pupils and staff spent a most enjoyable Saturday evening at the Annual Rocks & Reels Marquee function. The night showed some rising talent from the School with a jazz band and rock musicians from Pringle entertaining the crowd alongside some Pupils from the Senior School. A special thanks to Rory Fairweather (03-10), Dan Muir (08-10), Jack Fotheringham (05-10) and Fergus Robson (03-10), who you might better know as Bwani Junction, for returning to the School to do a special performance. It is so inspiring for the young pupils to witness your aptitude and success. Are there any other talented Merchistonian musicians out there? We would love to hear from you.  

rocks and reels

The Rogerson boys spent 24 hours riding exercise bikes in the Marquee. It was a heroic effort; they cycled a route around Europe to visit the cities where the School's European boarders live. The boys cycled 3,300km and have so far raised over £1,000 for The Sandpiper Trust, Medicine sans Frontiers, The Army Benevolent Fund and Maggies

rogerson boys

For those awaiting their Merchistonian Whisky. Patrick Costello (01-09) picked up the first 20 bottles this morning and is hand delivering most of the Edinburgh lot this afternoon.   Patrick apologises for the delays caused in production control. Some things are worth waiting for!  
 
whisky

Monday sees the arrival of Louise Pert who is joining the Merchistonian  office after spending 7 years working in New Zealand. Louise is very much looking forward to getting involved and meeting many of you at future events

As you all head off for your summer breaks, this is my last Newsletter until September, that is not to say I am away until then, so please keep sending the news.  I will take this opportunity to remind you of the MRFC v Watsonian Match and Dinner and The Annual Merchistonian Dinner  - get your ticket now. There are, of course, lots of other events to keep you busy over the coming months, to find out more and get involved take a look on the right. 

Have a wonderful summer!

Kind regards,

Gill
Secretary
The Merchistonian Club


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