The Scottish Cup stopped off at Chirnside Primary School this week as part of a four-month tour being undertaken by current holders, Hibernian Football Club.
Pupils got the opportunity to get up close to the silverware during the visit, a stop on the Persevered tour, so called because it it 114 years since Hibs last won the Scottish Cup.
Headteacher Nick Trussler said: “We were nominated by a parent whose child had been a match announcer at Hibernian on a match day.
“The children were enthused to hear of Hibernian’s perseverance journey to achieve success after 114 years, and this fits well with our ethos of ‘try your best and continue to persevere when things become challenging’.”
The Edinburgh club aim to target 40,000 children, students and fans across 114 venues, one for every year the club waited to win the William Hill Scottish Cup since their last victory in 1902.
And for schoolchildren, and fans young and old, the tour carries an important message – persevere.
The Hibernian Supporters’ Association is a partner of the tour.
Club staff, and the Hibernian Community Foundation, will tell the story of their 3-2 cup victory over Rangers.
Crawford Corrigan, chairman of the supporters’ association, said: “We are proud to back this campaign and help support the efforts to attract the next generation of Hibernian supporters.”
“We have waited a long time to lift the Scottish Cup again, and we couldn’t wait to take it on the road. We want to give something back to the communities that support the club and make sure that more children grow up in the green and white of Hibernian.”