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

01 Feb 2018
Exchange Students Arrive
Germantown Friends School Exchange  

Waking up before dawn on Friday 12 January was the start to hopefully an eventful month. After meeting everyone at the Dragon at 7am we took the school minibus to the airport. On the way to the airport everyone was very nervous thinking about how to greet our new guests, even though we had already spoken to our exchanges.  Once arriving at the airport we went into Costa for an early morning snack. When the screen said that their flight's luggage had arrived, we unravelled our massive banner that said “Welcome to Scotland” together with all our little posters with our exchanges’ names on them. Other people from other flights all laughed and thanked us when they came out of the departures hall.  We were even considering putting out a hat!

After half an hour of standing, with our arms feeling achy, they finally appeared from behind the doors. The first five minutes were slightly awkward but after introducing ourselves we all became best friends within minutes. On the bus back to school we were all talking about the differences between British and American words such as stationery and writing supplies.  When we arrived at school we chatted even more at the Boarding House until our exchanges had to go to get their uniforms. We got to meet back up with our partners for lunch and show them round school. We are all looking forward to spending the next 4 weeks with each other and showing the GFS girls round school, Edinburgh and Scotland.

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2018

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March

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

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

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

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