At the beginning of half-term, a tour group of Year 8-Lower Sixth rugby and netball players visited Scotland, retracing Eric Liddell’s footsteps as the school begins its celebrations marking 100 years since his gold medal win at Paris Olympics.

Taking in the Captain’s run at Murrayfield ahead of the Scotland vs France Six Nations fixture, the students were hosted by former British & Irish Lion Tommy Seymour, before meeting current Scottish rugby players wearing the same international colours as Eric did over 100 years ago.

The tour group visited and competed against our Eric Liddell 100 partner schools, George Watson’s College (Edinburgh) and St Leonards School (St Andrews). Our U13 and U14 rugby sides enjoyed competitive fixtures on the Craiglockhart fields in Edinburgh, the same fields used by Eric for training when studying at the University of Edinburgh. The netballers excelled against both George Watson’s College and St Leonards, before enjoying a session with Superleague’s Strathclyde Sirens, and a novel 5-a-side format fixture with Tayside Jets.

We thank our partner schools for hosting us and look forward to further celebrating Eric’s achievement over the months to come.