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  • Foundation Day 2017 Launched

    Foundation Day 2017 Launched

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  • Edinburgh Schools' Cross Country Championships

    Edinburgh Schools' Cross Country Championships

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  • Scottish Champions

    Scottish Champions

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  • Scottish Schools' Champions for Third Year in a Row

    Scottish Schools' Champions for Third Year in a Row

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  • Inaugural House Marching Competition

    Inaugural House Marching Competition

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Watson's National Piping Hero

Watson's National Piping Hero

Calum Watson (S4) enjoyed tremendous success last weekend at one of the country's most prestigious solo piping events.   At the National Piping Centre in Glasgow,... Read More

Foundation Day 2017 Launched

Foundation Day 2017 Launched

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Inaugural House Marching Competition

Senior pupils took part in the final of the inaugural House Marching competition at lunchtime today. The competition saw the pupils pitted against each another in their respective... Read More

Satellite Simulation win takes Team to European Finals

The GWC CanSat team – Kaveh Pezeshki and Calder Maclean (both S6), Charles Cameron, Morven Pennie and Jack Hargreaves (all S5) – won the European Space Education... Read More

500 engage in GWC's 10th MUN Conference

500 delegates from across the globe assembled together for our 10th annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference, in order to discuss contemporary issues affecting their... Read More

Sir Roger Young : 1923 – 2017

It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the death of Sir Roger Young at the age of 93. Sir Roger took up his post as Headmaster of George Watson's Boys' College in 1958... Read More

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Presents Pupils with their Level 2 Award

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Presents Pupils with their Level 2 Award

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Primary 7 Burns Supper

On Thursday evening, over 150 pupils in Primary 7 celebrated the life and works of Robert Burns at their very own Burns Supper.  Our Primary 7 chairperson, Megan, was a... Read More

Junior School Awarded Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award

We are delighted to announce that the Junior School has been awarded the Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award.... Read More

New Head of the Junior School

Following a rigorous selection process which attracted applicants from Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad, Mr George Salmond has been appointed as Head of the Junior School.... Read More

Digital Leaders Lead by Example

The introduction of 1:1 iPads in our Primary 5 – Primary 7 classes provided us with the opportunity to extend pupil voice with the introduction of our Digital Leaders. This... Read More

Edinburgh Schools' Cross Country Championships

Edinburgh Schools' Cross Country Championships

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Scottish Champions

Our hockey girls had a successful outing to the Scottish Schools Finals day in Glasgow on Friday coming home as Scottish Champions in the Open Cup and S3 plate competitions. Our... Read More

Two Cups for GWC at the East District Finals

The 1st XI girls qualified for the Scottish Schools’ Hockey cup final by winning the East District Cup yesterday. They beat St George’s 2–0 in the final at... Read More

Watson's Badminton Players in Historic Win

Watson's junior badminton team has won the Scottish Schools Badminton Union Gibb Memorial Junior Quaich for the first time since 2001. Although our U14s were deserved winners,... Read More

The Principal on Edinburgh Rugby's move to Myreside

Earlier this week our Principal, Melvyn Roffe sat down with the press to discuss the partnership between George Watson’s College and Edinburgh Rugby. Here freelance... Read More

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Scottish Schools' Champions for Third Year in a Row

Our Pipes & Drums were crowned Scottish Schools' Pipe Band Champions in the Juvenile Grade for the third year in succession on Sunday 12 March. The event took place at James... Read More

Usher Hall Concert – CHOIR NOW FULL

The Choir for the Usher Hall Concert on 29 March is now full. We have been thrilled to receive so many enquiries from parents, staff, friends and former pupils and numbers are... Read More

Pipe band perform to international audience at Scottish Parliament

Watson's Pipes & Drums have played to an international audience of ministers and heads of delegation at a summit held at the Scottish Parliament. The Edinburgh International... Read More

Watson's Drummers Are Champions of Europe

Our Novice (A) and Juvenile bands travelled north to compete at the European Pipe Band Championships at Grant Park in Forres on Saturday 25 June.  The Juvenile drummers... Read More