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

08 Nov 2018
Spotlight on Social Sciences

SocialScience 250w3 October – 9 November 2018 

There are a series of events taking place at the moment to highlight areas of interest and opportunities in the social sciences. These started with a visit by Nigel Shepley, former Head of History and School Librarian, who inspired our Lower 5 students on Founders’ Day on 3 October by talking about the vision of the school’s founders in 1888. The events will culminate in the commemoration of another significant anniversary with the whole school Remembrance Assembly on Thursday 8 November, three days before the centenary of the armistice which ended the fighting in the Great War in 1918.

We have benefited from a visit by Patricia Keppie, an alumna of St George’s and Public Engagement Regional Co-ordinator with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who returned to the school to talk about the work of the CWGC in advance of our students’ visit to the battlefields of the Western Front around Ypres and the Somme over half term, and to highlight opportunities to volunteer. Students’ understanding of current sources of international tension were highlighted too with a workshop run by Solutions not Sides which was designed to foster critical thinking and conflict-resolution within a safe space discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Students were hugely moved by the stories presented by the young women who had grown up on opposite sides of this conflict but whose mission now is to facilitate dialogue and peaceful resolution. In a spirit of collaboration, students taking Advanced Higher Modern Studies will join with those taking Advanced Higher Mathematics to visit Edinburgh University to examine how the issue of social inequality can be investigated using statistics. Those studying Economics have also been to the Scottish Schools Economics in Perth this week and our Classicists to the Manuscripts Day at Glasgow University.

We are also hugely grateful to our own staff and student community for presentations on their life and travels over the past month. Fi talked about growing up in Lagos, Hannah and Katie on life in South Africa. Mr. Alexander presented on adventure travel and Mrs Mushat on the impact of tourism on the environment on Everest.



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