We are delighted that we have just been told that a further two of our pupils have been awarded Arkwright Scholarships this year, making a total of seven.
To put that into context: This year saw a record number of candidates – 1270 for the UK as a whole, with 92 from Scotland from 21 schools which presented candidates. In Scotland, 46 were interviewed and 27 gained Scholarships.
Gareth Edwards, Principal said: “For Watson’s to have won seven of the scholarships presented to Scottish students is testament to the quality of both our candidates, and also the teaching and extra-curricular activities in the Design, Technology and Engineering Department.”
Scholarships were awarded to Katherine Aird, James Aitken, Mark Baker, Ruairidh Bennett, John Forsyth, Calum Watkins and Tom Zierbock (all S5).