Dear Merchiston Parents, Old Boys and Friends
I have taken an extract from my end of year, 2018, Prize Giving speech and amalgamated it with
the motivation behind the decision to cease homework across our school. I do apologise for the
length of the communication, but I am sure you will find the contents enlightening.
My letter of communication is designed in two parts, one being about boarders and boarding and
some of the antics they invariably get up to and the second part is about young boys being just
that …. young boys!