News – Extra-Curricular

  • Lively Evening at the RSCDS Country Dance Ball

    Lively Evening at the RSCDS Country Dance Ball

    Sixteen members of the Junior School Country Dance Club enjoyed a lively evening at the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Country Dance Ball on Friday.

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  • MUN Success

    MUN Success

    On Friday 16 November, 15 of our GWC MUNers set off to North Berwick High School for a day of discussion and debate. Split into the three delegations of France, Ghana and the UK, we represented a wide range of international perspectives.

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  • Memorial Unveiling Provides Fitting End to Remembrance Events

    Memorial Unveiling Provides Fitting End to Remembrance Events

    Watson's pupils have attended the unveiling of a memorial to Scottish poets from World War One at Makars' Court, Edinburgh, marking the end of Remembrance events for 2018.

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  • 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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  • ​Pipes & Drums Take Edinburgh By Storm

    ​Pipes & Drums Take Edinburgh By Storm

    In scorching hot sunshine on Sunday, the three School bands continued their strong form by taking top honours at the Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships in Princes Street Gardens.

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  • Dual Gold At The Dual Slalom Ski Race

    Dual Gold At The Dual Slalom Ski Race

    Last week saw Watson's skiers collect double gold at the Scottish Schools' Dual Slalom ski race, the final school ski race of the season at Hillend.

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  • Three UK Championship Titles for Pipes & Drums

    Three UK Championship Titles for Pipes & Drums

    The Pipes and Drums enjoyed a very successful weekend at the UK Championships held in the grounds of Stormont Estate, County Down, Northern Ireland,  winning three UK Championship titles.

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  • Success at Scottish Rowing Championships

    Success at Scottish Rowing Championships

    The Scottish Rowing Championships were incredibly successful for Watson’s.

    Ruairi Potter (S6) raced his single and finished second in the final, and was in the third-fastest junior pair with his partner from Strathclyde Park. Eilidh Dickerson (S4) came second in her final. Peter Demyanov (S4) won silver in the J16 singles event, and Sarah Cameron (S6) won bronze in the final of the women’s novice single.

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  • P6 and P7 Edinburgh and Scottish Cross Country Report

    P6 and P7 Edinburgh and Scottish Cross Country Report

    On Friday 20 April, pupils in Primary 6 and Primary 7 competed in the EPSSA Cross Country Championships (Edinburgh Primary Schools' Sports Association) at Inverleith Park. All children enjoyed it and ran extremely well.

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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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  • Pipe and Drums Success

    Pipe and Drums Success

    Following on from their successful trip to Los Angeles, the Pipes and Drums continued their quest by competing at the annual indoor pipe band events throughout the month of March.  Our bands performed over three consecutive weekends, beginning with the Scottish Schools' Championships where the First Minister was in attendance to listen to the bands and later present the prizes. The Novice A band gained 1st place and the Juvenile and Novice B bands were 3rd and 2nd in their respective grades. The drum corps of all three bands were placed 1st in each grade. 

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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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