George Watson’s College runs a wide variety of holiday camps and other activities for current pupils, as well as children attending other schools.
Multisport Easter and Summer Camps
Cricket Easter Camp
Hockey Summer Camp
Rugby Summer Camp
The Galleon Club runs pre-season ‘Rugby Skills Courses’, for children in Primary 3 to S5. This is an opportunity to brush up on skills and fitness, with an emphasis on developing rugby skills and techniques. Activities include skill drills and practices, modified games according to age, level and ability and fun games culminating in the unique ‘Rugby Olympics’ on the final day.
Easter Drama School
Open to any child in Primary 5 to S2, the Easter Drama School runs on the first five days (including the weekend) of the Easter break. Pupils engage in various drama activities, usually following a theme, and could include workshops in Devised Drama, Process Drama, Dance Workshops, Singing, Costume and Prop Making and Design.
Summer Drama School
Open to any child in current Primary 4 to S2, our Summer Drama School provides workshops in singing, dancing, improvisation, acting and lots of drama games. It provides the opportunity to encourage pupils to participate, build confidence and develop interaction through the medium of drama. Previous Summer Schools have followed themes of Glee, High School Musical, Oliver and Grease.
For further information on any of our Drama Schools, contact Miss Alice Culpin on 0131 446 6057 or contact email@example.com.
Due to the demand for places, Holiday Club and Music Camps are currently only available to pupils attending George Watson’s College.
Open to pupils from Preschool to Primary 7, Holiday Club provides a flexible package of care, allowing parents to book sessions that suit their individual needs.
The Club operates during all school holidays except for over the Christmas and New Year period.
Holiday care operates between the hours of 7.45am and 6pm, with the option of booking a full day, morning or an afternoon. Morning sessions run from 7.45am until 1pm and afternoon sessions run from 1pm until 6pm.
Please note that pupils booked in for a half-day session must be collected by 1pm from the morning session and not dropped off until 1pm for the afternoon session. Pupils who attend either a morning or a full day session will require a packed lunch. Please note that we are a nut-free school.
A light breakfast is available to the children at the start of the day, and a healthy snack is provided in the morning and afternoon. Drinks are available to pupils throughout the day. On some days it may be necessary for all children to attend for a full day as an outing is taking place. However, this will be clearly marked on the Holiday Club booking form.
|Holiday Club Fees for Session 2021/22||Preschool - Primary 7|
|Registration Fee||£10 per child|
|Named Day||£30 per child|
For further information, contact the Care Manager on 0131 446 6085.
Pipes & Drums
The Pipes and Drums run camps in the Summer holidays open to pupils studying Pipes, Drums, Chanter, Stick & Pad.
Pipers and drummers of all levels receive quality tuition at a suitable pace, on an individual and group basis covering instrument maintenance, music theory and practical work with the emphasis on fun.
On the afternoon of the final day, pupils are encouraged to perform for their family and friends before receiving a certificate for their efforts.
For further information contact Drum Major Mick O'Neill on 0131 446 6075.
Caritas Strings Summer School and Strings 'Taste and See'
Caritas Strings Summer School is for children already learning violin, viola, cello and double bass and gives tuition in a variety of ensembles and orchestras, the emphasis being on creativity and fun.
Recommended ages from Nursery to Primary 4.
The 'Taste and See' Summer School is for children considering learning violin, viola or cello. It will give musicianship classes as well as an opportunity to receive initial tuition on all these instruments.