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

23 Mar 2017


On Monday 13 March, five girls from the P6 year group went to the Edinburgh City Chambers to take part in the Euroquiz 2017 competition. The Euroquiz team were Heidi, Charlotte, Zumrad, Clara and Maira. We travelled to the City Chambers in a school minibus and we were very excited. When we arrived we went to the reception desk and were given security passes to enable us to enter the council chamber. The City Chambers building was very beautiful. Heidi, Zumrad, Charlotte and Clara went to their team seats. After that, all the teachers were asked to swap tables and mark a different school's answers. They had to hand them in so that the judges could count the scores up. The team had to answer a series of questions in 4 rounds.

1: Geography
2: European Languages
3: The European Union
4: General knowledge

The girls had to put their minds together to answer the questions and think really hard about all the research that they had gathered at home and what the right answer could be. The scores were marked while the children ate their snacks and juice. Once the scores had been added up, the school that had the highest scores went through to the head to head and the two schools that had the same scores (Sciennes and Preston Street) went into the tie breaker round. In the tie breaker round they answered ten questions and Sciennes went into the head to head against Bruntsfield Primary school. Once they had answered five questions each they had the same scores so they had to have another tie breaker round. After the second tie breaker round the overall winner would go into the final in the Scottish Parliament against the winners from the other parts of Scotland.  

Heidi and Zumrad, P6Q    

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

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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