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  • Watson's pupils fund life-saving equipment for Malawi hospital

    Watson's pupils fund life-saving equipment for Malawi hospital

    Women in a region of Malawi are set to benefit from new life-saving equipment for the preventative treatment
    of cervical cancer, thanks to funding from our pupils and the Watson’s Malawi Partnership (WMP).

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  • Scottish Relay Championships

    Scottish Relay Championships

    A number of our pupils celebrated success in the 4x200m relays running for Edinburgh Athletics Club at the Scottish Relay Championships Final held during the first evening of the European Indoor Athletics Championships at the Emirates in Glasgow on 1 March.

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  • Young Enterprise Awards

    Young Enterprise Awards

    Our S5 pupils taking part in this year's Lothian Young Enterprise had a very successful Awards night on Thursday 28 March coming away with seven awards in total. This year saw three teams from George Watson's compete against 21 other teams from across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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  • Watson's Receives LGBT Youth Scotland Gold Charter Award

    Watson's Receives LGBT Youth Scotland Gold Charter Award

    We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the LGBT Youth Scotland Gold Charter Award.

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  • Pipes and Drums Start Season with a Bang
  • Spectacular Results at Scottish Swimming Age Group Championships

    Spectacular Results at Scottish Swimming Age Group Championships

    20 GWC pupils took part in the 2019 Scottish National Age Group Championships at Tollcross International swimming pool in Glasgow last week. 38 medals won by 20 GWC pupils.

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  • Tree for All

    Tree for All

    Thanks to the Free trees for schools programme from the Woodland Trust pupils from our Environmental and Sustainability Committee have been planting 90 trees on the school campus.

    Pupils were keen to help offset the carbon footprint of the school due to the number of foreign trips we run.

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  • 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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  • A Dramatic Schools' Cup Win for our Senior Boys' Hockey Team

    A Dramatic Schools' Cup Win for our Senior Boys' Hockey Team

    After a dramatic win against Stewart's Melville on running penalties, the 1st XI boys hockey side progressed to the Final of the Scottish School Boys' Cup on Friday 23 March. With a bus load of travelling support from Watson's, there was a brilliant atmosphere for the match against Loretto School at Glasgow Green. In front of a packed crowd, the side played some fantastic hockey in the first half, and took the lead through a well taken penalty stroke from Rory Evans (S5).

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  • Business Breakfast

    Business Breakfast

    Today we welcomed Jim McColl OBE to our school to share his story and the career path that led him to becoming one of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs.
     
    Our annual Business Breakfast is a unique opportunity for pupils to hear first-hand from our guests about their life experiences and to ask them questions about their backgrounds, qualifications and occupations.

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  • Watson's partnership helps to spread the joy of sport

    Watson's partnership helps to spread the joy of sport

    Thanks to funding from the Edinburgh-based charity Sporting Start, children at Gracemount Primary School are having their first experience of hockey coaching.

    ‘Hockey Start’ is a new programme run by George Watson’s College designed to spread the joy of sport, and in particular hockey, to more young people who may not otherwise get the opportunity to participate. 60 P5 pupils at Gracemount Primary School are now enjoying hockey sessions once a week delivered by Watson’s coaches, all who have played the sport at national or international level.

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  • Watson's Pupil features in Scottish Schools' Art Exhibition, London

    Watson's Pupil features in Scottish Schools' Art Exhibition, London

    We are delighted that the painting entitled 'Portrait with Flowers' by Caitlin Ferguson (S5) was placed joint third in the Scottish Schools' Art Exhibition competition.

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