MES Sport


Girls at The Mary Erskine School are able to participate in a wide variety of sports and, whether they enjoy competition and being members of teams or simply want to take part in their favourite sporting activities with their friends, there is bound to be something which suits.

A total of 72  teams represented The Mary Erskine School in 22 sports last session and were supported by 34 members of staff. A total of 348 girls represented the school in one or more of over 500 sports' fixtures against other schools.

Recent Mary Erskine School sporting successes have included:

  • Hockey: Scottish Hockey Open Girls' Scottish Schools Cup 2016
  • Football: Scottish Independent Schools FA Cup at Under 18 level
  • Football: Champions in the seven-a-side football competition at Under 15 level
  • Badminton: Edinburgh Schools Mixed Doubles winners
  • Badminton: Edinburgh Schools' League winners in the Under 16 and Under 19 categories
  • Cross country: Senior Lothian League cross country winners at Under 19 and Under 16
  • Squash: Edinburgh Schools' champions
  • Swimming: the Senior swimming team were Scottish champions

Girls regularly represent their country in sports as diverse as hockey, football and orienteering and notable Former Pupils who have gone on to follow a career in sport include: Lynsey Sharp, a champion track and field athlete who competes in the 800 metres, is the 2012 European Champion, won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and represented Great Britain at the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro; and the hammer thrower, Myra Perkins.

While we have many local and national successes at the very highest level, our large number of teams means that girls who simply want to play a particular sport, be a member of a team and play in competitions, enjoy opportunities which would not be available to them at a smaller school. Sport really is for everyone at The Mary Erskine School.

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