The RHS Club is sad to announce the death of David (Dave) Somerville.
Dave graced the High School History Department between 1960 and 1970, when he left to become Principal History teacher at Broughton.
Dave was also well known as Flight Lt. Somerville, leader of the RHS Air Training Corps (ATC). He was also part of the School Career Services team.
He was considered by many to be an inspirational teacher, and was also famous for his outstanding dress sense. He was sometimes described as suave Dave.
The two attached photographs show two years of ATC visits to RAF installations in England. Martin Bryden, who was a History teacher in the same era as Dave, and also a great friend asks anyone who recognises themselves in the photos to get in touch with us.
The Scotsman Obituary notice of Monday 11th March reads as follows.
SOMERVILLE David (New Town) Peacefully, at St Margaret’s Care Home on February 22, 2019, aged 89, will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Former history teacher at Broughton High School and Royal High and a member of the Royal Burgess Golf Club. A graveside service will be held at Piershill Cemetery on Friday, March 15, at 11 am, to which all are welcome. Flowers, if desired, to McKenzie & Millar, 83-89 Great Junction Street, EH6 5HZ.
Sainsbury’s Active Schools Vouchers
Thank you parents, staff and pupils for your Sainsbury’s Active Schools Voucher. We now have new reaction balls, shuttlecocks, Super Grip, speed resistance bands, power table tennis bats, and a precision balance board for the PE department. Duke of Edinburgh received new compasses, sleeping mats and map cases. Outdoor education now has a folding aluminium table, cone markers, orienteering flags and blindfolds and the maths department got fantastic foam dice! Thanks again to all those who collected vouchers for us!
New S1 Enrolment Ceremony
As part of our 50th year Barnton celebrations a new S1 enrolment ceremony was introduced for the first time. All S1 pupils paraded through the school behind our staff piper, Mr Gair. They then entered the school through the Memorial Doors leaving behind their family who had come along to support them. The next time the pupils walk through this door will be when they leave The Royal High School as part of the end of year leavers ceremony.
This was a lovely ceremony which gave our new S1 pupils are real sense of belonging to our school community and we all thoroughly enjoyed making some new history.
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2017 Leavers Photographs For any information please contact John Stables Audio Visual dept