News – Extra-Curricular

  • Oarsport Junior Sculling Head

    Oarsport Junior Sculling Head

    On Monday 12 March, the intermediate and senior rowing squads travelled to Eton, Dorney to compete at Oarsport Junior Sculling Head at the Olympic rowing lake. The races took place on Tuesday where each crew had to race two lengths of the two-kilometre lake. Our crews raced well and placed well in competitive fields despite a lack of water training recently due to the cold weather. All four boats placed within three places of mid way , which is a great result at an event with such a high standard.

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  • Senior Sevens win Caritas Sevens

    Senior Sevens win Caritas Sevens

    Saturday 10 March saw the first day of the inaugural Sevens Series involving eight leading Scottish schools playing on three consecutive weekends, from S1 age group up to 1st XV.

     

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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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  • Decisive Rugby Victory in U16 Scottish Schools' Cup Final

    Decisive Rugby Victory in U16 Scottish Schools' Cup Final

    On the Wednesday 6 December, Scotland’s historic BT Murrayfield stadium played host to the U16 Scottish Schools' Cup – with Watson’s securing a win against Stewart’s Melville. There was a huge gathering of cheering supporters for both teams. The supportive chanting from the maroon crowd kept up the team’s morale. Before the match started, pipe bands from both schools played triumphant chords, making the atmosphere even more exciting as supporters waited in anticipation for the kick-off. 

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  • GWC@EdMUN

    GWC@EdMUN

    For the last 10 years, George Watson's College has hosted one of the largest MUN Conferences held in the UK.

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  • Reflections on a Cricketing Weekend

    Reflections on a Cricketing Weekend

    Over this weekend (11/12 November 2017) Lydia Greenway, MCC coach, carried out a two day coaching clinic for George Watsons College Girls’ Cricket Club in the Centre for Sport. With the recent success of winning the Scottish Cup in 2017, it was great to see so many players attend these sessions, with a total of 24 attending over the two days.

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  • Watson's Debating Continues Unabated

    Watson's Debating Continues Unabated

    Watson's continues to cement its place as one of the strongest debating schools in Scotland.

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  • Going Global – Close to Home

    Going Global – Close to Home

    Four prizes won by George Watson's pupils at James Gillespie's High School Model United Nations (MUN) conference.

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  • Success at the Scottish Schools' Dry Ski Championships

    Success at the Scottish Schools' Dry Ski Championships

    Last weekend saw the Scottish Schools' Dry Ski Slope Championship at Hillend, and Watson's skiers rose above wet and windy conditions to win an impressive array of medals and titles.

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  • Back Into the Swing of Debating

    Back Into the Swing of Debating

    George Watson's College U16 debating team get early experience in Newcastle Royal Grammar School's competition.

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  • Scottish Champions for the Third Consecutive Year

    Scottish Champions for the Third Consecutive Year

    George Watson's College's Girl Cricketers win the Scottish Cup for third year in a row

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  • Two Awards for GWC

    Two Awards for GWC

    George Watson's College pupils came home from the Cambridfe University School's MUN Conference with two awards.

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