26 November 2018

Old Yet Ever New

This is the theme set by our new Year 12 leaders. Captain of School, Andrew Burvill addressed the Senior School at last week's assembly, where he described the qualities that epitomise a Scotch boy.

Andrew cleverly filled a vase (representing a Scotch boy) with different marbles representing the qualities of respect (all of the marbles), pride (only a few marbles as too much pride can be destructive), ambition (accept challenge and strive to do your best), humour (to keep pride in check but know where to draw the line), a little bit of Mr Hindle ("everyone needs a bit of Hindle in their lives"). These qualities together with the unique qualities of each individual act as the building blocks of a Scotch boy.

Andrew's speech was inspiring and has set the tone for what promises to be a wonderful year of strong leadership from our new Year 12 boys. For those unable to attend last week's assembly, I encourage you take seven minutes to watch Andrew's speech and encourage your own son to reflect on his own personal qualities and ambitions together with the values of our great College so that he may also build on the traditions of the past as he forges his own path into the future.

Andrew Burvill's (Captain of School) address to the Senior School assembly:


Dr Rob McEwan

Head of Senior School