Junior Tour Guides
The Scottish Seabird Centre has worked in partnership with Law Primary School and Illuminate UK to launch a new environmental educational experience for visiting school groups - Junior Tour Guides.
The Junior Tour Guides feature P6 pupils from North Berwick’s primary school who all had to audition for their starring roles. They have since had to learn an extensive script which focuses on two time periods: the early 20th century and the modern day.
Split into groups, the pupils take visiting schools on a journey exploring four different themes:
- Edwardian ladies – a look at changing attitudes towards wildlife and the natural world, and the impact tourism has on local ecosystems.
- Lighthouse keepers – life for people in the Firth of Forth and on the islands, looking at how shipping and industry affected the birds and wildlife of the surrounding seas.
- Birdwatchers – a look at the birdlife in the Forth, with a focus on the lives and behaviours of gannets and puffins.
- Fisherfolk – a focus on different methods of fishing, comparing which ones are more sustainable and less damaging to wildlife, and how fishing practices have changed over time.
With these key topics they are able to highlight the difference in attitudes towards marine life and conservation, and show how our relationship with the sea has changed in regards to tourism, fishing and other sea-based industries.
These exclusive tours are available for school groups who book education visits to the Scottish Seabird Centre. Each of these tours last around 40 minutes, taking the classes around different areas of the Discovery Centre, with a ten minute ‘play’ in each location.
The Junior Tour Guide visits should be booked in advance by calling 01620 890202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org There is no additional cost.
The Junior Tour Guide scheme has been possible thanks to funding from the Stella Moffat Trust; Horace and Helen Gillmans Trust and the People’s Postcode Trust.