Junior guides scheme lends fresh perspective to maritime history

Date Posted: 13/06/2014

Pupils from Leith Primary School in Edinburgh are the latest ‘graduates’ in a junior guides scheme, and will now be running tours of Historic Scotland property, Trinity House in Leith, to other school groups.

The year six and seven students are the latest to participate in the award-winning scheme which takes place at a number of Historic Scotland sites, including Linlithgow Palace and Edinburgh Castle.

The scheme sees pupils dressed in historical costume providing tours of their local Historic Scotland property for other visiting schools.

At Trinity House, the junior guides will dress as sailors, whalers and sea captains to teach visitors about the site’s collection of maritime memorabilia and the local area’s links to the sea.

Their ‘graduation’ as junior guides on the 11th June, followed a six-month training programme which saw the students learn more about the history of Trinity House and develop their performance skills.

For more school trip information and to book a tour of Trinity House contact:

0131-554 3289

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