Merchiston Castle School

Merchiston is a remarkable school in Edinburgh, where boys make lifelong friends whilst gaining a global education. Its community’s wellbeing underpins everything the school does. It is what makes for meaningful and connected conversations, enabling pupils to thrive because they are understood, valued, and supported in everything they do. Boys leave Merchiston as rounded individuals, not only having achieved the highest level of personal academic success, but also with a sense of who they are and with respect for others, having learnt what it means to have true integrity.

Merchiston’s pupils hold strong feelings about how we can all take action to slow the impact of climate change and the school is very excited to have launched its new Sustainability Committee. It is co-ordinated by pupils in all year groups with support from the Geography Department and involves the whole school, from ground staff, kitchen and domestic staff to support staff and teachers. The pupils are undertaking research and proposing improvements, ensuring sustainable practices across the school. These younger generations are determined to take action to ensure that they can really make a difference. Overall, the motivation for all is knowing that, “There is no Planet B!”

Students and staff are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue their work to promote sustainability by supporting Edinburgh Zoo and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in their vital efforts to protect animals that are at risk from extinction.

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