News – Senior School

  • Over £12,000 Raised for Soldiers' Charity

    Over £12,000 Raised for Soldiers' Charity

    Since 2012, pupils have raised a total of £12,782.12 for Red, White and Blue Day.

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  • Debating Champions

    Debating Champions

    Ben Stanley (S5) and Lachlan White (S4) became the top UK school debaters with an outstanding victory in the English Speaking Union International Mace, one of the oldest and most prestigious debating competitions in the world.

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  • Annual Art Exhibition 2018 Public Viewings

    Annual Art Exhibition 2018 Public Viewings

    In the Art School on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April 2018, from 3pm-5pm. Open to the Public.  

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  • Senior School Production - Our House

    Senior School Production - Our House

    The Senior School Production this year is OUR HOUSE. Performances will take place from Tuesday 19 June – Friday 22 June and will begin at 7pm each evening.

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  • Chemistry Club Expands Horizons

    Chemistry Club Expands Horizons

    Members of the S1 Chemistry Club visited the Edinburgh International Science Festival's Experimentarium at Summerhall. Whilst there, pupils learned about the science of food safety, visited the unique Artiscience library – which coincidentally had some exam papers from Watson's in the early 20th century – and tried out insightful virtual reality simulations of patients with Alzheimer's.

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  • A Successful GWC@EdMUN Conference

    A Successful GWC@EdMUN Conference

    This year was the first ever GWC@EdMUN Conference, a conference for high schoolers co-hosted by GWC and EdMUN, the University of Edinburgh MUN society.

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  • Debating Success

    Debating Success

    Ben Stanley (S5) and Lachlan White (S4) today won the ESU Mace, which is the most prestigious competition in the debating calendar. They will now take part in the UK finals in Edinburgh on Saturday 21 April.

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  • Foundation Day

    Foundation Day

    Today we celebrate Foundation Day, 20 years on from the establishment of the George Watson's Family Foundation. This morning we reminded our pupils of the importance of the Foundation and how it benefits everyone who comes to Watson's. The Senior School pupils have shown their support with a non-uniform day and making a donation to the Foundation.

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  • Pipe Band Trip to Long Beach, Los Angeles

    Pipe Band Trip to Long Beach, Los Angeles

    For Edinburgh, a relatively dreary Tuesday morning; for GWC Pipe Band, something quite the opposite. Our American adventure began at Edinburgh airport on Tuesday 13 February. A short flight to Heathrow, followed by a long flight to the United States saw us land in LAX. Before we knew it, our adventure had begun. After a 24-hour journey, beginning at Turnhouse and ending in Long Beach, we enjoyed what can only be described as a glorious night’s sleep on board the Queen Mary, before taking on Disneyland the next day... which was simply magical.

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  • School Closed Friday 2 March

    School Closed Friday 2 March

    As the School remains closed on Friday 2 March due to the extreme weather, pupils are enjoying number of ‘snow days’ as Edinburgh experiences snowfall not seen since November/December 2010. Below are some photos of our snow-covered campus.


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  • Scotland Malawi Partnership Youth Congress

    Scotland Malawi Partnership Youth Congress

    On Tuesday 20 February, 11 S5 and S6 pupils attended the Scottish Malawi Partnership Youth Congress at Hampden Park, Glasgow.  It was a very interesting day, which kicked off with a video message from Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister.

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  • European Intelligence

    European Intelligence

    The School was honoured to receive a return visit from General Pascal Legai, Director of the EU Satellite Centre in Madrid.

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