Melrose Abbey Tour Guides Melrose Primary School Primary 6 classes are currently running a project to provide Guided Tours of Melrose Abbey. This project is being performed in conjunction with Historic Scotland as part of Historic Scotland’s Early Years and Primary Schools Activity Programme. These activities are planned and devised with the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence in mind. They are designed to support a range of classroom studies, providing cross-curricular, engaging learning opportunities to help pupils develop as confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
‘ I have seen this project develop confidence and self esteem in pupils in an exceptional way’ A visitor at the launch
Twenty primary six pupils from Melrose Primary School completed their training and delivered tours to invited guests. In the future, their audiences will be other school children. Other pupils have been involved with various aspects to support the scheme include marketing, media and hospitality. The current group of Junior Tour Guides will pass on their skills by training P5 pupils who will take over next year. Groups wishing to be shown around by the Melrose Abbey Junior Tour Guides should contact Dawn Fernie at [email_address] or Jane Gaze, Local learning Officer, Melrose Abbey at [email_address] Melrose Abbey Tour Guides