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

31 Jan 2018
Young Writers Poetry Competition

The Young Writers Poetry Competition was run by the Young Writers Association. The theme was Truth or Dare. Anushka (Lower 6) and Eva (Lower 4) both won the superb prize of seeing their original poems published in an anthology called 'The Poetry Games' which is due out in March.

Because We Are Human

He paints in colours bright and bold
Yet soft and sweet and soothing too
Creating beauty - worth equal to gold.
Capturing the sky’s shades of blue
They marvel at his masterpiece;
The curves that captivate and enthral.
Wonder how and hear the reply with ease.
“Art is part of humanity, after all.”

As hard as diamond, yet soft as a petal,
Music, the common ground of the poor and the rich,
Brought by voice and by metal,
Interweaving harmony, melody and perfect pitch.
Contrived by even those that cannot see.
Enchanting musical notes that do endear
And most believe, and often agree;
The soul of humanity lies right here.

Brisk shoes move down corridors,
The buzzing of machines fills the air
Doctors confer behind closed off doors
While patients and relatives whisper a prayer.
The good news is quickly delivered;
And with smiles of joy and no longer gloomy.
They say their thanks and are gently answered.
“Being part of humanity it is, but our duty.”

Yet, the clouds gather above
And children huddle in the shelter
Coldly, devoid of love,
Do they shower bombs helter-skelter
Lives are lost below,
As great leaders argue from warm rooms.
The answer to the child that asks “Why though?”
“This is humanity. It is our doom.”

A gentle sacred act,
The replenishment of life..
Cruelly, harshly attacked
Replaced with the destruction of life
Screams go unheard,
Pleas for mercy are ignored
The monster of lust is stirred,
As the devil and humanity sign their concord.

Peaceful places, bustling squares,
Torn apart by terror and fear,
As masked men kill with the aim to scare
People are anguished by the loss of those dear
The same coin shows two faces, (keeping us reminded);
Of cruelty and kindness,
United, yet divided;
Must humanity’s fate be this?

In praise of Autumn

Season of dried up plants and glimpses of sun,
When very few bloom, but lots pass away,
Fruit turns every different colour of the blooming rainbow,
Some look depressed! others look saddened.,
Veg grows old, and slug and snail feast,
Leaves look glamorous as they take on glowing orange tans,
As the sad mist falls in, crowding the streets,
Leaves start to wrinkle, and crumble like a crisp
Allowing the blue screaming wind,
Take them to an unknown place

As hunting season begins, not ending for months on month,
As October holidays brim, and everyone getting ready to travel,
The wind whistles,
Chicks sing, forming a morning choir,
As man and eagle hunt together,
Taking down stag to beast,
As eagles wear fashion and beauty

And saddles are styles with unique additions,
Food is collected to ration for winter,
And squirrels race to bury their stash,
As the season gets wetter, and mud turns to gulp,
Now everyone is wearing wellies,
But soon the season will pass, and winter will come strolling in,
And kill off the season, that we all know and love as Autumn

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



An Evening with Gabby Logan

Nursery Autumn Concert

Prestigious Science Council Award Won by Primary 6 Teacher at St George’s School


L6 Hawaiian Social

Cinema Trip

Everest, Adventures and Resilience Talk

The Remove Social

Planning the Houldsworth Party

Halloween Parties

Young Musician of St George’s 2018 Final

The Kids Lit Quiz

Primary 2 Visit The Museum of childhood and Edinburgh University

Poppy Appeal

Lower 5 – Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)

P6 Halloween Party

The P6 Trip to Dynamic Earth

Big Owls Pumpkins

P4X go to Edinburgh Zoo to study Living Things

Zoolab come to visit Primary 4

Author Visit with Tom Palmer

Nice 2018

Spotlight on Social Sciences

Dr Helen Czerski, Physicist, TV Presenter and Author: WALKER SERIES Speaker Event

P6, P7 and S1 Lower School Taster and Information Afternoon

Life is about The Journey and not The Destination

S2/3 East Schools Volleyball Festival

Hockey – 4th XI versus Fettes College

Primary 6 and Remove netball versus Edinburgh Academy

Scotland v South Africa

Honey Pot Café

British Schools Ski Race Championships

Edinburgh and Midlothian Swimming Competition

Badminton versus The Mary Erskine School

Author Matt Dickinson comes to talk to Remove

Road Safety Show

Assessment Evening in Junior School

Mission Christmas

P3X Visit The Big Owls

Primary 3 Zoom Through Space!

Children in Need

Lower School’s Performers' Platform

Matt Dickinson Visit

Book Week Scotland and Everest Reading Challenge

Skype Call to India

The Senior Mathematical Challenge

International Committee - Diwali Crafts

Isla Wins Green Pencil Award

Gabby Logan and St George’s joined forces last week to raise over £3,000 for Doddie Weir’s Trust, ‘My Name’5 Doddie Foundation’

Making Friendship Bracelets

Scotland vs Argentina

An Evening with Gabby Logan