News – Watsonians

  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Awards for Former Pupils

    Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Awards for Former Pupils

    This morning saw 12 former pupils collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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  • Telegraph Places Watson's As One Of The 10 Best Value Independent Schools In The UK

    Telegraph Places Watson's As One Of The 10 Best Value Independent Schools In The UK

    The Telegraph has placed Watson's in its top 10 best value independent schools in the UK. The list focused on secondary day schools across the whole of the UK with fees under £17,000.

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  • Message from Stuart McInally (Class of 2008)

    Message from Stuart McInally (Class of 2008)

    Scotland rugby captian Stuart McInally (Class of 2008) shared the following message with the School.

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  • Watsonian Community Choir Spring Concert

    Watsonian Community Choir Spring Concert

    A lovely, sunny spring evening on Saturday 5 May saw the inaugural concert from the newly established Watsonian Community Choir.

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  • Sporting Excellence

    Sporting Excellence

    On Friday 27 April, we welcomed Stuart McInally (Class of 2008) back to Watson's to help judge the winner of this year's Excellence in Sport prize. Stuart won the prize in 2008 and since leaving School has gone on to perform at the highest level in his chosen sport. He currently plays for Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro14, and was awarded Man of the Match at their 1872 Cup win at the weekend.

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  • Captaining Scottish Women's Cricket

    Captaining Scottish Women's Cricket

    Kathryn Bryce (Class of 2015) has been named as the new Scotland Women's Cricket Captain

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  • Watsonian Success at Commonwealth Games

    Watsonian Success at Commonwealth Games

    Watsonians James Heatly (Class of 2015) and Grace Reid (Class of 2014) both achieved great success at the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Good Luck to our Watsonians

    Good Luck to our Watsonians

    Watsonians are, once again, well represented.

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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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  • 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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  • Founder's Day

    Founder's Day

    On Friday 9 February, we were delighted to welcome the Guest of Honour, Ms Frances Guy (Class of 1977), current Gender Team Leader, Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme, Amman, Jordan for Founder’s Day.

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  • PE Teacher Awarded Female Umpire of the Year

    PE Teacher Awarded Female Umpire of the Year

    PE Teacher, Sarah Wilson (Class of 2006) found out yesterday that she had been voted FiH (International Hockey Federation) Female Umpire of the Year. She is in the FIH top umpiring group – meaning she is one of the top 16 umpires in the world, and has umpired at the Olympics, including the bronze medal match between Germany and New Zealand.

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