News - October 2017


Team Effort Brings Victory in Relay Championships

Watson's athletes scored an impressive victory at the Scottish Schools' Athletic Association Primary Road Relay Championships on Saturday. The P6 boys' team of Finlay Blackstock,...Read More

Posted on 30 October 2017

Festival of Ideas – Week 5

Week five’s collection of Festival of Ideas talks was packed full of interesting speakers and events based around the theme of ‘careless people’. From...Read More

Posted on 27 October 2017

Pipes and Drums Internal Competition Results

This year's Internal Solo Piping, Snare Drumming & Tenor Drumming competitions took place in the Music School on Sunday 8 October. With over 240 performances spread throughout...Read More

Posted on 17 October 2017

Festival of Ideas – Week 4

The fourth week’s addition to the Festival of Ideas came from John Carnochan OBE (QPM hon. LLD FFPH). The first point made was the importance of “responding...Read More

Posted on 11 October 2017

Going Global – Close to Home

Seven of our pupils attended James Gillespie's High School Model United Nations (MUN) conference on Friday and came home with four prizes including Best Junior Delegate. Euan...Read More

Posted on 10 October 2017

Festival of Ideas – Week 3

This week’s continuation of the series of the 2017 Festival of Ideas included our ninth Caritas Lecture featuring Professor Sarah Churchwell, discussing The Great Gatsby. The...Read More

Posted on 03 October 2017

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...Read More

Posted on 03 October 2017

Back Into the Swing of Debating

This session's debating competitions have opened with a bang, and on Saturday 30 September 2017, George Watson’s College sent eight of its debaters to the Northern Juniors...Read More

Posted on 03 October 2017

Happy 20th Birthday to the George Watson's Family Foundation

Today we celebrate 20 years of the George Watson’s Family Foundation, and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the Foundation...Read More

Posted on 02 October 2017

War Memorial Rededication

On Friday 29 September guests, pupils and members of staff gathered in front of the George Watson’s College War Memorial to witness its rededication and the commemoration of...Read More

Posted on 02 October 2017 By Mr Stephen Gray

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