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ROSLIN: Rosslyn Chapel. Some of the new group of Roslin Primary pupils hold their first junior tour guide session.  ''LtoR Jack Hamilton, Katie McLeish, Rory Stewart, Connor Maclean & Josh Hutchison

ROSLIN: Rosslyn Chapel. Some of the new group of Roslin Primary pupils hold their first junior tour guide session. ''LtoR Jack Hamilton, Katie McLeish, Rory Stewart, Connor Maclean & Josh Hutchison

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A confidence boosting project is continuing between a local primary school and a world-famous Midlothian landmark.

As part of the Curriculum for Excellence, P7 pupils at Roslin Primary are working in partnership with Rosslyn Chapel to run guided tours for primary schools in the area.

The children learn by doing real jobs – giving a performance, giving short talks to adult and child visitors, learning about the booking system, as well as marketing and press. In addition, they are gaining knowledge about local history.

Chapel education manager Fiona Rogan said: “Our latest group of guides were very shy at first. One girl, in particular, always had her head down and shoulders hunched. She looked terrified. Yesterday I saw her striding on to the presentation area with her head held high, speaking in a clear voice to an audience of over 50 adults and children. The confidence she has gained will benefit her in all areas of her school work.”