Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

08 Nov 2017
Welcome to Lower School Eco Committee

Eco Committee 640wHello, we are your Lower School Eco Committee and we would like to give you an update on what we have been discussing so far.

The 2017-2018 committee consists of Stella the Chair, Kenzie the Vice Chair, the Secretaries are Heidi and Saanvi and the Eco committee also includes Grace, Darcey, Alex, Kendal, Julia, Abbie, Olivia, Ishbel, Frema, Rachel, Hattie,  Charlotte, Tilly, Zumrad, Iona,  Connie, Ellie and Dr Molyneux. Our committee has a range of age groups from 9-12 years old.

In September, we carried out an environmental review of Lower School. From this, we did our action plans.  Some of the things we are working towards for our action plans are energy, litter and biodiversity. We discussed these in our meetings and we are also up for any suggestions from anyone in Lower School, so just tell your form Eco representatives.

Green 250wWe have now completed the action plans and these will go up on the notice board beside LS5.  Last term, we sold the apples from the orchard, and some staff bought some of the vegetables – mostly potatoes and cabbages – that were planted last session.  We now have a small amount of money in the Lower School Eco budget that we are going to spend on bulbs to make the tubs look lovely in the spring, and other ideas to do with our three areas of focus.  Anyone can come along to do some digging and planting, so just speak to your Eco rep to find out what is going on.  There are still some potatoes to be lifted, and there will be a few sprouts ready just before Christmas.

As your eco committee we will be updating you from class to class about progress with the action plans so that you know what is going on.  We will make announcements at assemblies and tell you more about our plans for the Lower School Eco Day of Action.

Each Eco rep will take responsibility for asking the teacher at the end of the lesson if the smartboard should be turned off, and will turn it off if the teacher has already gone.  We hope this will reduce wasting electricity.

The Eco Rap needed to be updated, so we had a competition last year. The winners were Julia and Judy.  They performed their Eco Rap at assembly and each received their prizes of a St George’s water bottle, Fair Trade banana and a Fair Trade KitKat. 

Well done, Julia and Judy!

News Archive




Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

Netball News

Football News

Fencing News

Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England


Guide Dog Visit

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Chinese Performance - Lasswade

Model United Nations Conference

Lower School Book of Excellence

Primary 6 Author Visit

Primary 5 Fringe Schools Poster Competition

Clothing Clear Out – Collection Extravaganza!

Remove History - Board Games

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

Boarders' Ceilidh

The Edinburgh Brain Bee Competition

Under 13 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 14 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 15 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Primary 7 Hockey Tournament

S1 East District Hockey Tournament

S2 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East Cup Final

The Lower School Badminton Championships

Lower School Dance Showcase

Clothing Clear Out – Nursery Collection Extravaganza!

World Book Day

Spanish Play

The Edinburgh Piano Festival Competitions

Play in a Day Articles

A Visit by Hayley Valentine from BBC Question Time

Primary 5 Visit The Scottish Parliament

British Science Week

Primary One Visit the Zoo

500 Word Story

Primary 6 Skype Call to India

Primary 6 Power Investigations

Lower 4 Merchiston Social

The Play That Goes Wrong

Parents Play and Stay at Nursery Outdoor Learning

Revving up the Revision

Autumn Term Upper School Production

Edinburgh Primary Badminton Squad

Lothian League

Sport Relief

Euro Quiz 2018

LUSH at Houldsworth House

Making Scones at Houldsworth

Poetry Match-Making

Lower School Book of Excellence

Young Enterprise Scotland Programme






Equality for Women with Judy Murray and Judy Dalton: A Breakfast Conversation

Take A Closer Look - Open Mornings

Linlithgow Drinks Reception - Tuesday 25 September, 6.30-8.00 pm

Community and Staff Choir Rehearsals

Netball Success



Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

A sleepover at Houldsworth

Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

Return to Houldsworth

Starting at Houldsworth

Chocolate Fondue Party

Edinburgh Bus Tour

Decorating Houldsworth

Our First Week back in Junior School

Our First Week at Nursery

Primary 1 Build a Bear

Primary 5 House Captains and Vice Captains

An Exciting Year Ahead

Lower School Welcomes New Students

6th Form Debate

U6 Development Programme

6th Form Development Programme

Girls at St George’s School Bring Spitfire Restoration Back to School in Honour of Former Pupil ‘Spitfire’ Annie

Nicola Morgan Speaker Event

Presentation to 6th Form

Lower Six Social

Baking and Decorating Cupcakes

Royal Yacht Britannia Trip

Successful Renewal of our Eco Green Flag Award

Tours for the 1988 Old Girls


Spa Evening

My Weekend at Houldsworth

The Buddy Break

The Primary 5 Girls visit The Royal Botanical Gardens

The Junior School Safety Officers

Roald Dahl Day

Primary 5 Trip to the Pentlands

Sing, Shine, Laugh and Sign

Big Owls’ Dance and Movement Class

The Royal Navy’s Visit

Choosing a University Course

Congratulations to Kary on Achieving Top Marks

International Committee

The Moyra Rushworth Trophy - Ski Race Competition

St George’s Nursery Receives Praise For Early Years Care