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Becoming a Junior Guide

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Last week our newest Junior Tour Guides from P6/7 at Leith Primary School launched their first costumed tours of Trinity House Maritime Museum.

Junior Guides in costume outside Trinity House

The class in costume outside Trinity House

Here is what two of our guides, Caitlyn (aged 10) & Alexander (11), had to say about their experiences with us:

“Junior Tour Guides is a project run by Historic Scotland to let local Primary School children take control of tours in local, historic venues. There are already similar projects running across the country including Craigmillar Castle and Linlithgow Palace. Our class have had a year of training.

We have had workshops with Karen about what makes a good tour guide and how to be one (4 parts of being a Tour Guide). We have had rehearsals at Trinity House and we are getting more confident each week. We have also visited the Craigmillar Castle Junior Guides.

The best part was having the launch event and the biggest challenge was remembering all our lines, which was the hardest thing for all of us!

The junior guides learn about Trinity House

The junior guides get to grips with the House

Next year we will help the P5s learn about being Junior Tour Guides and in P6 the P5s will be learning like us and the P7s will be still doing it in High School if they want to! Our class really have enjoyed the project so far and can’t wait to do the tours! We also enjoyed trying on our costumes.

We would like to give a big thanks to Karen and Lucy from Historic Scotland they have done an amazing job helping us making this happen!’’

Members of the class receive their tour guide certificates at the launch event from Captain Magnus Polson, current Master of Trinity house

Members of the class receive their tour guide certificates at the launch event from Captain Magnus Polson, current Master of Trinity house

Other schools around Scotland will soon be able to book tours by the Junior Guides once our new schools programme begins in August. The newest guides will also be showcasing their new found skills at special events throughout at the year such as the Leith Festival and Doors Open Day.

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