Keeping our community connected

Keeping our community connected

Published on 1 June 2020

In these uncertain times, being socially connected is more important than ever.

To help keep our Watson’s community together, when we can’t share a smile, a handshake, or a high five, we launched the #GWClinked campaign.

Pupils, staff, parents and the wider Watson’s community have been sharing their lockdown activities with us via our social media channels.

We were proud to see Lisa Thomson (Class of 2015) working on the frontline as a Nurse, and we were happy to help in a small way by providing protective equipment for her and her team made in the GWC Design, Technology, and Engineering Department. Visors made in school were also delivered to the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh and to The Thistle Foundation.  

Through #GWClinked, we’ve been able to stay connected as pupils learn at home, in the great outdoors, and as lessons are delivered online through our virtual school. The standard of work being produced in these circumstances by our pupils is impressive. Our Higher Politics class prepared presentations on each country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, sharing their ideas during a virtual meeting.

Members of our Pipe Band, including our Pipe Major,  have been piping and drumming on Thursdays in appreciation of key workers and NHS staff. Musicians in our choirs and bands have been sharing their songs and playing virtually together. 

Our PE Department has been setting pupils new physical challenges that everyone can take part in via YouTube videos. Our pupils have also been using physical challenges to raise money for charity including NHS Charities Together and Scran Academy.

To take part, share what you are doing with us via our social media channels and use #GWClinked. You can also send your pictures directly to our Communications Team at y.duncan@gwc.org.uk. 

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    Our Head of Design, Technology & Engineering delivered a donation of PPE to Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh
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    School work at home
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    Lewis (P7) plays for a neighbour
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