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TITLE
A Day in the Life of Kingussie High School - Thomas MacDonald
EXTERNAL ID
AB_KINGUSSIE_HIGH_SCHOOL_09
PLACENAME
Kingussie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
DATE OF RECORDING
2010
PERIOD
2010s
CREATOR
Thomas Macdonald
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
40954
KEYWORDS
audio
audios
oral history
audio recordings
oral recordings
anniversaries
everyday life
secondary schools
schooldays

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The current building at Kingussie High School was opened in October 1970. As part of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary in 2010, several pupils at Kingussie High School recently took part in oral history recordings during the school's activity weeks at the end of the academic year.

In this extract, Thomas Macdonald is being interviewed by Rhys Cornfield.

Interviewer: What is your name and age and what year are you in?

Thomas: My name's Thomas MacDonald, I'm thirteen, and I'm in 2 Feshie.

Interviewer: Where do you live and how do you get to school?

Thomas: I live in Aviemore and I get on the bus at the village hall.

Interviewer: What do you wear to school?

Thomas: I wear school uniform which is black trousers, white shirt, black, grey, red striped tie, a black hoodie.

Interviewer: Are you happy with school uniform?

Thomas: Yeh.

Interviewer: What do you usually do at interval and lunch time?

Thomas: At interval I go to the tuck shop and get something there and play football with my friends. And lunch, I either go the butchers or Café Volante.

Interviewer: Do you ever play any games or sports at school, either before classes, in the interval or at lunch time?

Thomas: Well, it depends if it's a good day. When it's a good day we play football but if it's not, well we can't. We stay inside in the shelter area.

Interviewer: What are your favourite subjects?

Thomas: My favourite subjects are technology and music.

Interviewer: An what don't you like?

Thomas: I'm not that keen on languages such as French and German.

Interviewer: Which teachers do you think you'll remember once you've left school?

Thomas: I think I'll remember my maths teacher, Mr Mark, and my science, Mr Thompson.

Interviewer: And what will you remember about them?

Thomas: Well, both are quite funny and I think they're quite good teachers.

Interviewer: What do you hope to do once you leave school?

Thomas: I hope to be a mechanical engineer and start up my own business.

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A Day in the Life of Kingussie High School - Thomas MacDonald

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

2010s

audio; audios; oral history; audio recordings; oral recordings; anniversaries; everyday life; secondary schools; schooldays

Am Baile

Kingussie High School: A Day in the Life

The current building at Kingussie High School was opened in October 1970. As part of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary in 2010, several pupils at Kingussie High School recently took part in oral history recordings during the school's activity weeks at the end of the academic year.<br /> <br /> In this extract, Thomas Macdonald is being interviewed by Rhys Cornfield.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What is your name and age and what year are you in?<br /> <br /> Thomas: My name's Thomas MacDonald, I'm thirteen, and I'm in 2 Feshie.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Where do you live and how do you get to school?<br /> <br /> Thomas: I live in Aviemore and I get on the bus at the village hall.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What do you wear to school?<br /> <br /> Thomas: I wear school uniform which is black trousers, white shirt, black, grey, red striped tie, a black hoodie.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Are you happy with school uniform?<br /> <br /> Thomas: Yeh.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What do you usually do at interval and lunch time?<br /> <br /> Thomas: At interval I go to the tuck shop and get something there and play football with my friends. And lunch, I either go the butchers or Café Volante.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Do you ever play any games or sports at school, either before classes, in the interval or at lunch time?<br /> <br /> Thomas: Well, it depends if it's a good day. When it's a good day we play football but if it's not, well we can't. We stay inside in the shelter area.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What are your favourite subjects?<br /> <br /> Thomas: My favourite subjects are technology and music.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: An what don't you like?<br /> <br /> Thomas: I'm not that keen on languages such as French and German.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Which teachers do you think you'll remember once you've left school?<br /> <br /> Thomas: I think I'll remember my maths teacher, Mr Mark, and my science, Mr Thompson.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And what will you remember about them?<br /> <br /> Thomas: Well, both are quite funny and I think they're quite good teachers.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What do you hope to do once you leave school?<br /> <br /> Thomas: I hope to be a mechanical engineer and start up my own business.