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

15 Dec 2017
What’s Under Our Feet!

Worm 250wPrimary 6 took part in an investigation organised by EDF Energy who launched ‘the Pod’ to help children understand the sustainable use of energy. It also involved the RSPB.  The purpose of the whole thing was to see if birds go to certain places at certain times, and what kind of habitat they prefer. We watched a film to tell us how to do the investigation. 

Dr Molyneux put us into groups. We went outside and to choose the place for the investigation, we threw a pencil over our shoulder to make sure it was at random. We used rulers to measure a square 30cm by 30 cms (12 inches) and we used spades to take off the top layer of grass. This was quite tricky.  Then we proceeded to go through the layer of turf, looking for all bugs and particularly worms. We found some worms and put them into petri dishes, then weighed and measured them. This was really fun! After we had weighed the worms and recorded the measurements on worksheets, we returned the worms to the soil and put the turf back gently on top. Then we went back to the class, and put all the tools away. Obviously, we cleaned the tools and washed our hands. 

Dr Molyneux put the results into the website.  We will repeat the whole thing again in February and May.
 

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2018

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Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

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Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England

Sledging

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

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Primary 7 Hockey Tournament

S1 East District Hockey Tournament

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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

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Race for Life

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Milkshake Making

St George’s Primary 7 Netball Tournament

Athletics versus Dollar Academy

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Skiing

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P3 Visit to Hopetoun House

Fundraising Afternoon

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High School of Dundee Tennis Tournament

Kilgraston Invitational Junior Tennis Tournament

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Scottish Schools Athletics

Skiing

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Reading Ambassadors

Salters Chemistry Festival

Primary 6 Cycle of Life Visit to Edinburgh Zoo

The Friendship Fair

Banana DNA

JRSO Sign

Our Primary 4 Show: H₂O

After School Care - St George’s +

Primary 2 Trip to the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

News from The Little Owls

Junior School Sports Day

Netball Success

Cricket Festival

ALUMNAE: Victory for St George’s Alumnae Golf Team!

The Robots Visit Primary 1

Girls’ School Association Boarding Fair

Primary 5 Farewell

Transition Day for Our Pre-School Girls Moving to Primary 1

ALUMNAE: St George's Summer Lunch

Independent Women Spring/Summer 2018

Art Exhibition - Ms Knox

2017