Forest of Remembrance

Forest of Remembrance

The the Principal, pupils and governors planting an oak tree on Friday 9 November 2018To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, an oak tree was planted in the Watson’s grounds by the Principal, pupils and governors on Friday 9 November 2018. The tree is a lasting commemoration to all Watsonians who have given their lives in conflicts around the world.

At this time of reflection and remembrance, we also want to look forward and celebrate the success and achievements of Watsonians who are making their mark all over the world. As a symbol of hope for the future, we want to cultivate the George Watson’s College Forest of Remembrance.

Get involved

As a member of the worldwide Watsonian Family, you can help us bring the Forest of Remembrance to life. Every new tree planted will be recorded on the Forest of Remembrance digital map, by placing an oak tree symbol on its location. You can watch the Forest of Remembrance grow from the first oak sapling planted on campus in Edinburgh, to a Forest across the world.

As well as the virtual forest, every tree will be marked with an engraved vinyl plaque (size: 3.5” x 2”), produced by pupils, in the Technology Department. If you would like to plant a tree to celebrate your connections to the School, remember or celebrate the success of a family member, or friend, then please complete the donation form below.

The cost of planting a tree in the George Watson’s College Forest of Remembrance is £15 (including P&P). The cost includes a vinyl plaque and location symbol on the digital map. All profits will go to the Technology Department to purchase teaching resources for pupils.

Please add the postcode of where the tree is planted in the comments box to ensure your tree is added to the digital map. Thank you.