On Saturday 15th July, Past Finders braved the cold wintry morning and met at the museum for a lesson on how to be a tour guide.
The group were split into teams and started by drawing the 'perfect tour guide.' Key skills identified by the group included, displaying a name badge, having good listening skills, knowing first aid, having good walking shoes, speaking clearly, carrying guidebooks and survival gear (telephone, map, knife, rope, torch & binoculars), wearing waterproofs and having a supply of food.
The group were then tasked with planning their tour around the museum which was to have an introduction, a middle and an ending.
Introductions included giving their names and a safety briefing which included where the fire exists were located.
Each group member had to talk about a subject within the Museum for two minutes.
Group 1 covered penguins, the warrah, fisheries and maritime.
Group 2 talked about wildlife, the warrah, the S.S. Great Britain, the peat stove and other items located in the kitchen.
Group 3 talked about the Magic Lantern, the dentist's chair, John Davis, horses & gear.
The groups finished their tours by asking their audience to please recommend them to family and friends abroad and told them where they may get the best fish and chips in Stanley. Also, that donations to the Museum and tips were welcomed.
They all did an exceptional job, well done to all. Future tour guides in the making!
The group finished their last meeting of the season with Sandra handing out a couple of well-deserved prizes.
Highest attendance for girls went to Rose Fenwick and
100% attendance to James Pole-Evans.
Thank you to the Tourist Board for donating a little goodie bag for all that attended and completed their tour guiding. Well done everyone, you are all super stars!
Thank you to Louise Taylor for a fantastic workshop.