Yesterday, we were visited by representatives from Hibernian Football Club and they brought with them the Scottish Cup. Did you know that the Scottish cup is the oldest football trophy in the world?!
The visitors asked us what the Hibs’ motto is. After a few good guesses (‘Sunshine on Leith’ and ‘Super John McGinn’) they explained that it is PERSEVERED. They talked about what it means to persevere and how Hibs had to keep trying for 114 years before they won the cup. They told us about the Hibs player, Darren McGregor, who had dreamed of playing for Hibs since he was at primary school. He had lots of setbacks and injuries but never gave up on his dream and he eventually signed for Hibs when he was 30 years old. At the end, we were told that the Scottish Cup had also visited Hibernian fans, Andy and Jamie Murray. Two Scottish athletes who have persevered to be the best tennis players in the world.
We learned that, throughout life, it is important to work hard, persevere and never give up on your dreams!
Each class got their photo taken with the Scottish Cup. You can look at these by following the attached link : St. Catherine’s Scottish Cup photos