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

31 Jan 2018
Primary 6 Burns Supper

Burns 640wOn 24 January, Primary 6 had a Burns Supper with Merchiston. First we started off with dances such as: The Dashing White Sergeant, The Flying Scotsman and The Gay Gordons. Afterwards both St George’s Primary 6 and Merchiston boys joined each other at the table to enjoy some haggis, neeps and tatties cooked by the St George’s kitchen staff.

Just before we had lunch one of the kitchen staff walked around the lunch hall with the haggis while two of the Merchiston boys were reciting the poem ‘Address to a Haggis’ and he stabbed a knife into the haggis. Next, the boys recited a poem they had made up called ‘A toast to the Lassies’ and the St George’s girls recited a poem called ‘Reply from the Lassies’. After lunch we went back downstairs to the Lower Centre and we recited more poems. The ceilidh band played Scottish music.

Once all the poems were read, the St George’s choir sang three songs to Merchiston, and they sang a few to us. Then we all did the Dashing White Sergeant one more time and then the Scottish country dancers showed us a dance and taught us to do the Reel of the Genie. After that, we all made a circle and sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’. At 3.30pm the Burns Supper finished and a bus arrived to take the Merchiston Boys back to school. Everyone had a wonderful afternoon. 

Mariam and Morgan, P6Q

IMG 1923IMG 1906IMG 1903IMG 1893IMG 1868IMG 1866IMG 1864IMG 1857IMG 1824IMG 1819

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