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

27 Jun 2017
Primary 2 visit the Botanical Gardens

Summer tree 200wTo finish off our topic on plants, Primary 2 visited the Botanical Gardens last week. When we arrived we ate our snack in the yurt and then headed out to our first session- 'The Secret Life of Trees'. We learnt all about trees, how they grow and how they stay alive. We tasted some tree sap and we made some miniature trees out of twigs and leaves.

After our picnic lunch, we had our second session, which was 'Plants we use'. We went into the green houses for this session and got to try some exotic fruits. We learnt that we use plants for lots of different things including clothing and kitchen utilities. Finally, we had to search around the vegetable patches to try to find different edible parts of a plant. We found out that we can eat some roots, some stems, some flowers, some leaves and most fruits that grow.

Here are some of our favourite parts of the day:

My favourite part was when I had to find the bags of different pieces of a plant. You could also eat the food. You could eat beetroot, broccoli and so on.

Sofia P2Y

My favourite bit was when we made the trees from leaves, bark, sticks and moss.

Ghorgie P2X

My favourite part was going in the cactus room. It was hot like in the desert.

Isla P2Y

My favourite part was having lunch outside because we got to play afterwards.

Amelia P2X

My favourite part was when me and Sophia were taking turns being blindfolded. We had to stick our hands out like a zombie and take each other’s arms. The person blindfolded had to feel the trees.

Anabelle P2Y

I liked tasting all the fruits. Papaw fruits, pineapple and sap.

Martha P2X

My favourite part was when we put mirrors under our noses so we could see like bugs. I enjoyed it because I felt like I was going to fall into the sky.

Lucy P2Y

My favourite bit was when we were in the green house and we were looking at the lily pads.

Zara P2X

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2017

January

February

March

World Tennis Day with Judy Murray

My First Experience at Murrayfield

Lacrosse - Glenalmond and Loretto

World Tennis Day with Judy Murray

Dickson Minto 2nd XI Hockey Tournament

Little Owls’ Ballet Recital

Fish for Health Visit Primary 2

Primary 3 Rainforest Explorers

Primary 2 Visit Pizza Express

P5 at the Merchiston Maths Fun Day

Big Owls News - St George's Nursery

Do You Know Your Dunnock From Your Wagtail?

Netball - EPSSA

Athletics - Congratulations

Cross Country - Prestonhall

Hockey - S1 East District

Fringe Poster Competition 2017

Ducklings - Nursery News

Shrove Tuesday at Houldsworth

Houldsworth's Trip to Edinburgh Castle

My Experience at Ydance (Youth Dance)

Careers News - Mar 2017

Seeking Your Help

Join us at our Activity Open Morning

Vivian French – Author Visit

Celebrating World Book Day

Junior School Pop-up Bookshop

S3 East District Plate Final

1st XI East District Cup Final

Primary 6 Hockey Tournament & Masterclass

Remove Lunchtime Challenge 2017

World Book Day

Big Owl News

Saturday Night Quiz

Hockey - Dickson Minto Tournament

Hockey 7's

Netball - Versus Balwearie

Dancing - Hope Qualifies

Curling News

What A Weekend For The St George’s School Curling Team!

Women's Eights Head of the River Race

Lacrosse - Mirren Selected

Boarding Assembly and Open House

6 Nations Rugby - Scotland v Italy

Jason Donald - Author Visit

Euroquiz

Badminton Success

Music News Report

New Lower School Deputy House Captain for Douglas

Lower 4 World of Work Day

Concert

Primary 6 Peer Learning

Remove Lunchtime Challenge 2017

Careers News - Mar 2017

Ancient Greece Workshop

Big Owls Newsletter

Peer Learning in Junior School

Hockey - U13 Tournament

Cross Country - Duddingston Park

Heriot’s 7s

Compass Hockey Tournament

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Horse Riding at North Berwick

Primary 3 Visit to Murrayfield Church

L4 Inspiring Purpose Project

Remove Healthy Bake Sale

2017 National Student Leadership Conference

Go4SET 2016

The Ohio Digital Exchange

Lower 4 Ceilidh

Independent Women Magazine

Scottish Love in Action Talk to the Primary 6 Girls

Nursery's Annual Daffodil Breakfast

Primary 6 The Last Fairy

April

May

Junior School Bake Off

A Trip to the Cinema

My First Week of Boarding

Visit to Stirling Castle

Boarders' Ceilidh with MCS

Tennis verses The Mary Erskine School

High School of Glasgow Tournament

LTA Tennis Competition

Athletics with George Heriot's

Saturday Smoothies

A walk around Arthur's Seat

Greenland Expedition

Visit by the Stephen Perse Foundation School

Junior Bake Off Winners

Charity Concert

Himalayan Balsam Pulling

Primary 4 Visit the History Dept

International Rangers

Remove Games Evening

P6 Merchiston Games Day

St Leonard's Golf Competition

St Leonards National Junior Golf Championships

Hockey - Congratulations to Georgie and Lulu

Tennis verses Edinburgh Academy

Tennis with Judy Murray

Equestrian - Lucinda

Recital by members of St George's Music Department

SELMAS Waitressing

Race for Life

Primary 7 Edinburgh Primary School Sport Association (EPSSA) Netball Tournament

Superleague Netball

Athletics Meets

Tennis verses High School of Dundee

Tennis verses Loretto

Lawn Tennis Association Team Tennis Success

Under 14 Inter-district Hockey Tournament

The Techno Challenge Day

Garvald Bake Sale

Mental Health Awareness Week

Sixth Form Summer Internship with the IEA

Primary 4 Antonine Guard Visit

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools

P1s visit Butterfly World

Catch the Robots Bug!

P1 and Measurement

Corstorphine Hill and Tower

P3 Visit to Hopetoun House

There’s a Sunflower in My Supper

Sports Celebration Evening 2017

Information about increased security measures from Police Scotland

June

Gardening Scotland This Week

Success at the Shine Media Awards

Australian High-Performance Tennis Coach Discusses Importance of Language in Girls’ Tennis

Tennis versus George Heriot's

Primary 6 and Remove Netball

Netball verses The Mary Erskine School

Athletics Meet verses Dollar Academy

Scottish Schools Secondary Athletics Relays

Scottish Schools Primary Athletics Relays

Our Trip to Edinburgh Zoo

End of Year Art Exhibition

Nursery and Primary 1 listen to Alex T Smith

Junior School Sports Day

Around the World on a Hospital Bed

P6 Zoo Visit

Remove Trip to Spain

Remove Trip to Inchcolm Island and Blackness Castle

Lifelong Learning Conference

Katie Morag Day in Primary 2

Charity RideLondon Cycling Event

Junior School Art Exhibition

Primary 5 Camp

P6 Funky Food Day!

Biology Challenge

The International Junior Curling Club Bonspiel - Holly

Announcement for Sports Celebration Evening Categories #STGSC17

Speech for Old Girls’ Lunch 17th June 2017

Super Sunday Surprise Trip

Houldsworth - Boarding

Parent and Daughter Tennis Festival

Tennis versus The Mary Erskine School

Primary 6 Edinburgh Primary School Sport Association Netball Tournament

Edinburgh and Scottish Schools Athletics Championships

Scottish Schools Dual Slalom Ski Race Competition

Brodies Scottish Schools Swimming Team Championships

Badminton

Segway Sunday

The Athlete Visit

BBC Terrific Scientific

P3 Visit to the Victorian Schoolroom

LEPRA

Lower 4 – Inspire Aspire Competition

Rotary Club Children's Day Out

Stock Market Challenge

Stewart Investors

Merchiston Languages Morning

Remove Trip to the Seabird Centre

L6 Work Experience Opportunities

Upper 6 Leavers’ Course

Internet Safety PTF

Under 16 Scotland Hockey Talent Camp

Fencing

Getting into Medical School Information Day

Primary 2 visit the Botanical Gardens

Speech Night Change of Venue

The Lower 4 Ball

August

September

Birthday Celebration

Art Walk Porty

Houldsworth - My New Home

Houldsworth - Games with Edith and Anna

Expedition Edinburgh!

Hockey Reports

Athletics

UK School Games, Fencing

Houldsworth - Smoothie Making

Houldsworth - Tubing at Hillend

P6 Outdoor Learning

Lower School student competes in British Show Jumping

Buddy Break

Lower School Form Captains

Lower School House News

Lower School Welcomes New Students

Debating Masterclass

Open Mornings 7 and 11 October

Outdoor Learning

Music Calendar of Key Events

Olivia - Youth Development League

First Week Back in Junior School

Junior School Eco Committee

Primary 5 House Captains and Vice Captains

Nursery News - First Week Back

How does Virtual Reality fit into education?

Head Girls' Conference

Friday Series Lecture - Trireme Olympias

Remove Camp

Success for St George’s in achieving Prestigious British Council International School Award

ALUMNAE: Former St George's student Louise Fisher wins Royal Institute of British Architects award

ALUMNAE: Life After St George's

ALUMNAE: The Variety and Benefits of a Gap Year

My First Day at St George's

U6 Development Programme

Golf Success for Emma (Upper 5)

Hockey News

Tennis News

Spanish Film Festival

Great Houldsworth Bake-Off

Little Owls News

Primary 3 Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

Royal Yacht Britannia

Primary 5 Trip to Jupiter Artland

Sick Kids’ Charity Bake Sale

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

How is my time at St George's School for Girls going so far?

Ducklings News

The Moyra Rushworth Trophy, Ski Racing

L6 Social at Merchiston Castle School

Terrific Scientific Award for St George's

Bang goes the Borders

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October

November

Cross Country

Hockey

Scottish Cup Netball

Badminton

Hockey Clinics

Higher Drama Workshop

Knock Knock - Physical Theatre

The Nursery Visit Murrayfield House Care Home

The Primary 5 Scald Law Expedition

New School Social Media Accounts

Lower School Taster Afternoon – Friday 24 November (2 – 4 pm)

Outward Bound Summer Adventures

The Everest Reading Challenge

Welcome to Lower School Eco Committee

Spooky Booky - 30 October - 3 November

St Margaret’s Annual Tea Party

Primary 4 Zoo Trip

Creepin It Real

Sparklers

Supercube

Upper 4 Social

Beaverhall Art Studios Open Studio Weekend

KIDS LIT QUIZ - East of Scotland Heat

Primary 7 Invitational Hockey Tournament

Under 13 Invitational Hockey Tournament

Touring Team Fixture - Giggleswick High

ALUMNAE - 10 Year Reunion for Class of 2007

St George’s School for Girls – Careers Round-up October 2017

Biology Week in Junior School

Biology Week in Nursery

Latin and Greek Speaking Competition

Badminton

Hockey

Under 18 East Knockout Cup

Lower 5 Hockey

Cross Country

Swimming

Tennis - LTA

Tennis - Eva

Scottish Fencing Youth Development Series

Water Polo

Old Girls Tours - 2007 Reunion

P6 Geowalk

Remembrance Service

Lower 5 Social

Rugby - Scotland v Samoa

Little Owls - News

Primary One lead Assembly

Murrayfield Home for the Elderly

Rugby - Scotland vs New Zealand

Stir-up Sunday

Gilmerton Cove

Vibha Raman – Cheltenham Gold Tournament

Final Chance for Tickets - A Doll's House

Spotty Science on ‘Spotacular Day’

P5 Scottish SPCA Visit

P5 Skype Texas

Primary 3 Zoom Through Space!

Something is Sleeping in a Cave

Lower School House Event

Spotlight on Social Sciences

Maths Challenges

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