Twenty eight pupils from Roslin Primary School will travel back in time tomorrow (Thursday 25th October) at Rosslyn Chapel when they take on the guise of historic characters and become the Chapel’s new Junior Guides for the morning.
The story of the iconic 15th-century Chapel will be presented to visitors, families and friends during two performances. Over the coming months, the Junior Guides will then welcome other schools to hear their presentation. Costumes for the performances have been created by Jennie Dear and characters will include Sir William St Clair, Lady St Clair, the master stonemason and Queen Victoria.
Fiona Rogan, Learning Manager for Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said: “Our partnership with Roslin Primary was establsihed in 2010 and over 100 children have now taken part in the programme. It is very much a partnership in that Rosslyn Chapel provides the training, costumes and props, while the school sets aside time for the children to rehearse and deliver tours.”
At the end of the second performance, the children will be presented with special badges by Councillor Joe Wallace, Provost of Midlothian, to signify that they are now fully trained Junior Guides. The badges also give the Junior Guides free admission to Rosslyn Chapel for their whole lifetime.
Local schools wishing to arrange visits during future performances by the Junior Guides will find information at the Chapel’s website.