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21 Sep 2017
Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Last weekend I embarked on my fourth Duke of Edinburgh experience. Silver DofE was an exceptional experience to come upon. I have done Bronze Duke of Edinburgh and I thoroughly enjoyed it but Silver is a completely different experience and a level up. Personally, I found it incredibly challenging and was pushed out of my comfort zone, but looking back I am so glad I chose to do it and do something I wouldn’t normally do. I feel it has brought me so many advantages and hopefully opened up many more doors for me in later life. Doing Duke of Edinburgh has made me appreciate home a lot more(!!), try new things, experience situations I never thought I would, bond with new people and make friendships even stronger than before. It is a challenge and a lot of hard work from volunteering out of school to the real expedition but is all an experience I would never change. After completing my Silver Duke of Edinburgh, I have realised that it has brought me more good than bad opportunities (not my thought at the time of the expedition on the second day after walking 21k but everyone pulls through in the end). It truly emphasises the phrase “blood, sweat and tears” but overall, I would recommend it to everyone and anyone as it is an experience we are lucky to have and should take in our stride…literally.

Cara, (L6)

Last weekend I, along with two other girls from school, embarked on my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition. On Wednesday, we travelled up to Strathallan School where we joined three other girls completing our expedition group. From there we went up north to Aviemore. We spent the following four days trekking through the Cairngorms. We were very lucky with the weather and only had to endure a few wild showers of rain as opposed to previous Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Having survived the midges, I was happy to be back in the boarding house on Sunday night. While I had been dreading this expedition for weeks, I am really glad I did it. The sense of achievement perhaps even eclipses the blisters on my feet!

Eilidh, (U6)
 

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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

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Milkshake Making

St George’s Primary 7 Netball Tournament

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Athletics – Scottish School Secondary Relays

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P3 Visit to Hopetoun House

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High School of Dundee Tennis Tournament

Kilgraston Invitational Junior Tennis Tournament

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The Friendship Fair

Banana DNA

JRSO Sign

Our Primary 4 Show: H₂O

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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

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