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

28 Apr 2017
Debating Victory in the Auld Hoose!

Should the UK abolish all nuclear weapons? Do parents have the right to take their children on holiday during term time? Should we ban the advertising of alcohol? 

These were the topics debated at Robert Gordon's College's annual Auld Hoose debating competition, held in Aberdeen this weekend. St George's took three girls to compete - Alex, Kristin and Imisi, all from Lower 5. Imisi and Kristin were partnered together and they had a successful day, learning a lot about debating and improving consistently.

Sadly, Alex's partner was unwell, but coincidentally one of Tynecastle High School's debaters, Max, was in the same boat, so they teamed up. Despite never having met before Saturday morning success followed, as they argued persuasively throughout the three rounds.

They made it to the final, where they faced off against experienced teams from the High School of Dundee, St Columba's and Craigmount High. The final motion was "This House would cast the next James Bond as female", and we were treated to an engaging and surprisingly sophisticated discussion of sexism, gender politics and the impact of role models. There was a very high standard of engagement from all speakers, and the audience were thoroughly appreciative. 

Arguing the case for the opposition, Alex and Max had a tough job, but they rose to the challenge, and achieved great success. Alex won the prize for being the best overall speaker in the competition, and together they won the final, bringing home the second trophy of the session (although we'll be sharing this one with Tynecastle!).

As always, Robert Gordon's College were wonderful hosts, offering a lovely, warm atmosphere, some excellent judging and feedback, and great food too! We are already looking forward to Auld Hoose 2018...

Andrew Leask
Head of English & Drama
St George's School for Girls

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2018

January

February

March

Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

Netball News

Football News

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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

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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

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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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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

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Lower School Form Captains

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Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

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Royal Yacht Britannia Trip

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Tours for the 1988 Old Girls

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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

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Choosing a University Course

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International Committee

The Moyra Rushworth Trophy - Ski Race Competition

St George’s Nursery Receives Praise For Early Years Care

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