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

05 Oct 2017
Careers Round-up September 29 2017

Here’s a taster of some of our most recent activities and lunch time drop-in sessions

  • U5s completed their Futurewise profiling … and await their interviews to learn more about study and career options
  • Visitor 2017Isabel McKeon visited from ACT (Ambition Centre for Training) to tell us about SQA courses in beauty therapy and make-up artistry
  • Girls learned about a brand new course at Heriot Watt  - BSc Geography – aiming to look at global solutions to problems
  • Personal statement clinic for extra advice for UCAS applications
  • Four girls attended an inspiring FUTURE AS5ET Conference and heard the first minister – not discussing politics!
  • Eve Bishop came in to discuss careers in chemical engineering
Future AS5ET Feedback

Taylor attended the inspirational Future AS5ET Conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.  Here’s what she said:

Throughout the day we listened to many inspirational and successful women from a range of professions.  They provided advice on careers, interviews – and other aspects of life. We also learned the sheer number of roles involved in just one asset management company.  Importantly, we learned that each career path is unique and heard from women who went straight into the work force, to college, applied for apprenticeships and those who went the more traditional university route.

Emily, Prithi and Laura also said:

We attended a conference which introduced S5 girls to the financial sector.  We listened to talks from the CEO of Virign Money, the young Scot of the year, Chelsea Cameron, and our first minister, Nicola Sturgeon.  It was interesting and inspirational as they discussed the challenges they had faced as women in the world of work.  We enjoyed seeing the range of jobs and careers available in the finance sector, including work in law and IT. We also learned about the benefits of investment banking and how to maximise networking and interview opportunities.

Altogether, we found the day both fun and informative.  It has definitely opened our eyes to a wider range of opportunities available to us.

If you have any drop-in lunch time ideas, college, career or competition news, please be in touch with Steph Hall at

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Netball News

Football News

Fencing News

Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England


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






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



Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

A sleepover at Houldsworth

Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

Return to Houldsworth

Starting at Houldsworth

Chocolate Fondue Party

Edinburgh Bus Tour

Decorating Houldsworth

Our First Week back in Junior School

Our First Week at Nursery

Primary 1 Build a Bear

Primary 5 House Captains and Vice Captains

An Exciting Year Ahead

Lower School Welcomes New Students

6th Form Debate

U6 Development Programme

6th Form Development Programme

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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


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