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Edinburgh school takes on military marching competition for UK’s service charities

Pupils from George Watson’s College take to drill for Red, White & Blue Day

On March 16th, senior pupils from George Watson’s College in Edinburgh took part in a special military marching house competition to raise awareness for Red, White & Blue Day, a national fundraising day for the UK’s main service charities that the School has supported regularly over the last few years. The competition saw the pupils battle against each another in their respective school Houses, with the winners being chosen by the Garrison Sergeant Major of the Edinburgh Army Garrison.

Red, White & Blue Day is run annually by the UK’s three national Armed Forces charities; ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. On the day, children come to school dressed in red, white and blue clothing, and donate £1 in support of Service families.

George Watson’s College has raised in excess of £12,000 over the years and the pupils were moved with a visit by Paul Lambert when he visited the School previously to highlight the way that the charity supports serving and ex-military personnel and their families who require help to return to family life following life changing injuries whilst serving in the armed forces.

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To find out more about Red, White & Blue day, please visit:  www.redwhiteblueday.co.uk.

You can also follow Red, White & Blue Day on Facebook at Facebook.com/redwhiteblueday or twitter with @RedWhiteBlueDay

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