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

08 Jun 2017
Charity RideLondon Cycling Event

DJW Bike 250wIn July I will be participating in the RideLondon cycling event.  The event is a 100 mile cycle starting and finishing in central London - essentially it's the cycling equivalent of the London Marathon! Although I am a regular cyclist I have never cycled the magic 100 miles before.

In addition to competing in the event I'm also hoping to raise money for the Rangers Charity Foundation who do fantastic community work with young people as well as supporting national charities such as Breast Cancer Care and international charities including Unicef.

If you would like to sponsor me details are below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DuncanJWright

Here are details of one of the schemes the foundations supports:

Our School of Football programme engages with S1 – S2 pupils from areas of social deprivation with the aim of improving behaviour, motivation and communication skills amongst hard to reach groups.

The Rangers Charity Foundation currently delivers this initiative in Govan High school to S1 – S2 on a weekly basis.  Over 100 young people have taken part in the programme, which involves daily football coaching over the 40 weeks of the project.

Physical Education teacher at Govan High School, Gordon Reid, said: “We’re now in our second year of the programme and I have seen it grow to become a hugely positive influence, not only within the school, but within the community.

“It’s one of the best projects I have worked on in my career. It does what it says on the tin – it’s a tool that motivates the young people to come to school and enjoy it.”

Duncan Wright
Senior Librarian
St George's School for Girls
 

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

May

June

Race for Life

Tennis

Milkshake Making

St George’s Primary 7 Netball Tournament

Athletics versus Dollar Academy

Athletics – Scottish School Secondary Relays

Cricket versus The Mary Erskine School

Skiing

Primary 5 Trip to Bannockburn

P3 Visit to Hopetoun House

Fundraising Afternoon

Katie Morag Day

P5 Sketch Club

Primary 5 Camp

P3 Visit to the Victorian Schoolroom

News from The Little Owls

Remove Trip to Inchcolm Island and Blackness Castle

The Leg Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone ...

The Murrayfield Care Home Visit

No Excuse for Single Use

International School Award

6th Form Leadership Day

Announcement for Sports Celebration Evening Categories #STGSC18

Nicola Morgan Speaker Event

Lower School Equestrian Team

High School of Dundee Tennis Tournament

Kilgraston Invitational Junior Tennis Tournament

Cricket News

Scottish Schools Athletics

Skiing

LTA Year 9 & 10 Final

Lifelong Learning Conference

Reading Ambassadors

Salters Chemistry Festival

Primary 6 Cycle of Life Visit to Edinburgh Zoo

The Friendship Fair

Banana DNA

JRSO Sign

Our Primary 4 Show: H₂O

After School Care - St George’s +

Primary 2 Trip to the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

News from The Little Owls

Junior School Sports Day

Netball Success

Cricket Festival

ALUMNAE: Victory for St George’s Alumnae Golf Team!

The Robots Visit Primary 1

Girls’ School Association Boarding Fair

Primary 5 Farewell

Transition Day for Our Pre-School Girls Moving to Primary 1

ALUMNAE: St George's Summer Lunch

Independent Women Spring/Summer 2018

Art Exhibition - Ms Knox

2017