Sport

Children at ESMS Junior School are able to participate in a wide variety of sports and, whether our boys and girls want to compete in local or national competitions or simply enjoy recreational sport, there are opportunities for them to learn, develop and have fun.

Our large number of teams means that boys and girls who want to play a particular sport simply to have the opportunity to be part of a team and play in competitions are able to do so.  We offer:

  • Eight Junior School rugby teams with over 100 boys regularly being involved on Saturday mornings
  • Six Junior School cricket teams
  • Eight Primary 6 and Primary 7 hockey teams for girls with boys' hockey being a real growth area too with a strong uptake since its introduction.

Everyone is encouraged to take part, regardless of their level of ability, and to have fun while playing their chosen sport.

Our excellent teaching and facilities means that we have also experienced a high number of sporting successes last session, including:

  • Football: Primary 7 boys were the winners of the Inspector’s Cup for the 5th year running
  • Football: Primary 6 boys were the Scottish Champions 
  • Football: Primary 4 and 5 girls won the Sciennes tournament
  • Football: Primary 6 and 7 girls won the Sciennes Tournament and the Hutcheson Vale Tournament
  • Swimming: The Junior School girls and boys won their respective Edinburgh Schools' swimming championships
  • Cricket: Girls’ cricket was very successfully launched for Primary 5-7 girls, in partnership with Scottish Women’s Cricket, with over 60 girls receiving weekly coaching from international coaches
  • Hockey: The Primary 7A and 7B teams won their respective tournaments in a schools' tour to Blackpool
  • Cross Country: both Primary 6 and Primary 7 boys were winners of the City of Edinburgh Cross Country League, a competition that has over 100 schools competing
  • Cross Country: Primary 5 girls won the City of Edinburgh Cross Country League  

While the sporting successes are fantastic, the children are encouraged to learn from and appreciate both winning and losing.

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