Watsonians Get Everywhere

Published on 23 May 2011 by Mrs Fiona MacFarlane Categories: Senior School,  Former Pupils

The S3 Project Group to Durness meet FP cycling round Scotland for Caring for CourageMost people who know a bit about Watson’s know that during this fortnight, when our older pupils are taking their SQA exams, our S3 pupils head off to the wilds of Scotland on S3 Projects, and this year is no exception.

So imagine the surprise when one of the groups that has ventured some considerable distance from home, based in Durness in the far north west of Scotland, find themselves bumping into a Watson’s FP.

Lt James Watson (Class of 2004) is currently serving in The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards who have started a charity called Caring for Courage, which aims to raise funds to help wounded soldiers and the families of those who are killed or wounded whilst serving their country.

He and some of his colleagues are cycling round Scotland, in order to raise money for the soldiers injured in Afghanistan, having left Edinburgh Castle on Sunday 15 May. The total trip is anticipated to be in the region of 1256 miles, camping each night to maximise the amount of money for the charity, with the only luxury being a Gurkha chef preparing a curry every night to help them along.

When they got to the north of Scotland they bumped into the S3 pupils on the Durness Project.

Parents of S3 pupils who have watched the rainclouds on the weather maps all week will be delighted to see the sunshine, and the happy faces, although it is clearly a bit windy!

Good luck to James and his colleagues on the rest of their cycle trip and anyone interested in hearing more about the charity they are cycling for at their website.

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