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

26 Apr 2017
Swimming Report - Scottish National Age Group Championships

Swimming report from Mhairi (U6) on her experience at the Scottish National Age Group Championships

At the end of last term I competed at the Scottish National Age Group Championships, in Aberdeen. This competition has around 800+ athletes coming from all around Scotland to compete, and the age categories range from 12 - 19 and over. I was competing in the 17/18 age group. I competed in eight events and made the final in all eight. I was in the top five in 4 out of 8 of my events and I came third in the 200IM with a 3-second PB, which I was so happy with! Along with competing in individual events, I competed in the three relays (4x100IM, 4x100Free and 4x200Free) alongside my teammates from Warrender Baths. The relay events we competed in were 17 and over, so we knew it was going to be difficult to medal as there were 20+ year olds competing in the same race. We managed to come third in the 4x100IM and 4x100Free and 4th in the 4x200Free, managing to book our places to compete in these three relays at the British Summer Championships held in Sheffield in late July. I am hoping to be competing at these championships in individual events too, and to do so you need to be in the top 24 in Britain for that event within a certain period; this window to post times is not over yet and closes in late May. As a club, Warrender managed to win the Top Club points, by over 200 points, which is huge. I am so proud to be part of this swim team and to have helped them achieve this title.

At the same competition, Flora (L5) also performed particularly well. She qualified for nine events and swam well in all of them. Flora placed in the top ten in five of the events in the Girls 15 year old category:

  • 200m freestyle: 10th place
  • 400 IM: 7th place
  • 800 freestyle: 7th place
  • 200m butterfly: 6th place
  • 1500m freestyle: 3rd place (Bronze medal)

She placed just outside the top 10 swimmers in two other events (200m IM 12th and 400m freestlye 13th) so overall it was a very successful event for her and her first ever Scottish Nationals medal!

Well done Flora and Mhairi, some super results!

News Archive
2018

January

February

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

April

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June

August

September

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

Hockey

Swimming

Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

A sleepover at Houldsworth

Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

Return to Houldsworth

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Chocolate Fondue Party

Edinburgh Bus Tour

Decorating Houldsworth

Our First Week back in Junior School

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Primary 1 Build a Bear

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An Exciting Year Ahead

Lower School Welcomes New Students

6th Form Debate

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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

Hockey

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

October

2017