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  • Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Global Entrepreneurship Week

    22 November, 2011

    Business advisors support and attend weekly meetings of Young Enterprise companies in the school. When asked they agreed to support the Global Entrepreneurship Week by giving a short talk on how their careers developed and changed course several times.

    All speakers had interesting stories to tell and have ended on completely different tracks from their original plan of career. The students who attended were young people who intend to pursue business or economics degrees or even have ideas of starting up their own business one day.

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  • Dragon's Den 2011

    Dragon's Den 2011

    22 November, 2011

    On Friday 18th November St George’s School held its very own Dragons’ Den for the third year in succession. This was held in the RMC to a packed audience of students and staff.

    The St George’s Young Enterprise Companies faced the mighty dragons who asked them questions about their business plan and product ideas. The young entrepreneurs were able to answer these with flair and confidence. Some were even 'lucky' enough to convince the dragons of their likely success ...

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  • The Concert For Trees

    The Concert For Trees

    22 November, 2011

    The Concert for Trees will be held in the Edinburgh Usher Hall, this Saturday 26 November 2011, and is one of Scotland's official celebrations of the UN's International Year of Forests, highlighting the exciting and creative work being done to preserve and enhance woods and forests in Scotland and worldwide.

    An inspiring and fun evening of music, poetry and dance for all the family exploring the enchanting and magical world of woods, the lungs of the earth. The event will be set against the backdrop of a day in the forest, recreating some of the sounds, spirits and aura of the woods and trees ...

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  • News From Liz In India

    News From Liz In India

    21 November, 2011

    Life is very different here, as you can imagine, with 500 children and all of them wanting to tell you who they are and asking who I am. It is hard work but already I feel very moved by the happiness they are all experiencing in circumstances which are not easy. I suppose life now in the home cum school is so much better for them than living on the streets.

    I have done quite a bit of teaching. Again it is so different with lots of children sitting in rows and looking at me with big eyes ...

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  • Latest Newsletter Available

    Latest Newsletter Available

    18 November, 2011

    The latest edition of the school newsletter, @StGeorge's number 396 is now available, and can be downloaded from the secure Parent Area.

    This week's edition includes:

    • Tournament Winners!
    • Senior Debating Team Wins Heat
    • Remembrance Assembly
    • Merchiston Remembrance Service
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream in Assembly
    • Production Items Wanted
    & much more ...

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  • Senior Debating Team Wins

    Senior Debating Team Wins

    18 November, 2011

    The senior debating team is now through to the third round of the ESU schools debating competition. This Scotland wide tournament is fiercely contested.

    St George's girls, Joanna, Emily and Pegah successfully opposed the motion that "This house would abolish trial by jury". The girls debated against Mary Erskine's, Jedburgh High School and Merchiston Castle School. The girls are just part of a large debating club at St George's. The team was ably assisted and well prepared with the help of fellow sixth former, Emily who worked hard on preparing points against the team to help them prepare their rebuttal points.

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  • Lacrosse Tournament Winners

    Lacrosse Tournament Winners

    18 November, 2011

    On Saturday 13th November the St George's 1st XII lacrosse team travelled to Yorkshire to participate in the Queen Margaret's School lacrosse tournament.

    The team played five excellent and closely contended games against two Queen Margaret's teams, The Bolton School, Harrogate Ladies College and Ampleforth College.

    The team played some of their best lacrosse, leading them to win the tournament!

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  • Swimming Competition Podium

    Swimming Competition Podium

    18 November, 2011

    On Thursday 10th November, our St George's swim team travelled over to Stewart's Melville College to swim against Mary Erskine's, St Margaret's, Kilgraston and Fernhill in the annual Scottish Girls' Schools Association Swimming Gala.

    Fifteen girls from L4 to L6 took part in this exciting competition. At the half way point, St George's were sitting in 3rd place. The girls swam out of their skin to bring us into a very respectable 2nd place.

    All the girls had a fantastic afternoon and really enjoyed the atmosphere created around the poolside.

    Well done to everyone for joining in and taking part!

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  • St Cecilia's Day Concert

    St Cecilia's Day Concert

    18 November, 2011

    The Music Department take great pleasure in inviting you to the St Cecilia's Day Concert on Tuesday 22nd November 2011 at 7.00 pm in the Robertson Music Centre. The concert is starring:

    • Lower school Ceilidh band
    • Lower school wind band
    • Guitar ensemble
    • Brass consort
    • Jazz band

    and much more ... click below for details.

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  • Netball Success

    Netball Success

    18 November, 2011

    The L4s and U4s enjoyed playing in their first Scottish Cup tie of the season against Peebles High school. It was a tough match for both teams as they were up against some well-practised and experienced players. Particularly in the L4s game it was goal for goal and remained very tight throughout. The U4s demonstrated great determination in their game! They pulled away after the first quarter and then maintained excellent attacking play and goal scoring momentum throughout. In the end the L4s won 21-17 and the U4s 39-16. This is a fantastic result for the girls as they now progress on to play Craigmount (L4) and Earlston (U4).

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  • Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Global Entrepreneurship Week

    16 November, 2011

    Global Entrepreneurship Week began life as Enterprise Week in the UK back in 2004. When news of the phenomenal success of Enterprise Week in the UK spread the globe, lots of other countries got excited about the potential of running similar initiatives in their own countries.

    So in 2008, Enterprise UK and the Kauffman Foundation (the world's largest entrepreneurship foundation based in the US) founded the very first Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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  • Festive Fundraiser 2011

    Festive Fundraiser 2011

    15 November, 2011

    The very successful Festive Fundraiser, organised by the Friends of St George's, is being held on Saturday 10th December, from 10am until 12.30pm, and is raising funds for the following charities:

    • Scottish Love In Action
    • CCLASP
    • Teenage Cancer Trust
    • The St George’s Access Fund

    Many thanks to everyone involved in organising and supporting this amazing event. ...

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  • Items Wanted

    Items Wanted

    10 November, 2011

    For the upcoming school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream we need your help.

    We need a few items to complete the set, and would appreciate any help you could provide. We are asking for 3-4 pairs of jodpurs, riding hats and jackets (Ladies size 10-ish, Men's medium size).

    If you could possibly donate or lend any of these items, please do let me know or send them into Upper School reception "for the attention of J. Nicholson" (JMN). Please clearly label any loaned items and they will be returned to you after the production.

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  • Bronze CREST Awards

    Bronze CREST Awards

    10 November, 2011

    78 of the present U4 will receive their Bronze CREST award for the science investigation they carried out at the end of last term. CREST is a national project-based awards scheme for the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and is run by the British Science association.

    The girls worked in small groups on topics as diverse as "How absorbent is kitchen roll?", "Do child proof containers really work?" and "Does loud music affect concentration?"

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  • Lecture On Forensic Science

    Lecture On Forensic Science

    9 November, 2011

    A normal “end of the day” chemistry lesson was transformed into a special crime solving lesson.

    This summarises the presentation delivered by Dr Janis MacCallum, from Edinburgh Napier University.

    Forensics is all about solving crime using science. We were told about the different kinds of evidence you might come across in a crime and the kinds of test carried out on them to turn them into useful evidence. The trace or invisible evidence, like fingerprints, is usually the most useful types of evidence and also the easiest to destroy.

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