Elite schools – a toxic culture?


Sir, – Orna Mulcahy is concerned that our elite rugby schools breed entitlement (“The toxic culture of our elite schools”, Opinion & Analysis, March 30th). She tells us she sends her daughter to an all-girls elite hockey school. Surely she should have made a case for the balance that coeducation offers. Coeducation is more likely to provide an environment where boys and girls can navigate together the difficult years where young people have to prepare for life challenges ahead. – Yours, etc,



Co Dublin.