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TITLE
A Day in the Life of Kingussie High School - Conor Cleeton
EXTERNAL ID
AB_KINGUSSIE_HIGH_SCHOOL_12
PLACENAME
Kingussie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
DATE OF RECORDING
2010
PERIOD
2010s
CREATOR
Conor Cleeton
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
40957
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, Conor Cleeton is being interviewed by George Rea.

Interviewer: So, can you tell us your name, your age, and what year you're in?

Conor: I'm Conor Cleeton, I'm fourteen, and I'm in second year.

Interviewer: So, Conor, can you tell us where you live and how you get to school?

Conor: I live in Aviemore and I take the bus to school every morning.

Interviewer: And what do you wear to school and are you happy with the school uniform?

Conor: I wear a tie that, very dull tie, not like it, and a white shirt and black trousers. I don't really like it that much.

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

Conor: At interval, go down to the, like, just out into the playground and everything, just talk to people and everything - sometimes play football - and at lunch go down the street to the butchers, or sometimes Joe's, and then Co-op, have a steak pie or battered sausage and chips, and some sweets.

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

Conor: In PE we do, like, loads of different games and sports and all that, and at interval and lunchtimes sometimes play football.

Interviewer: What are your favourite subjects at school and what do you like, and what don't you like, even?

Conor: I don't like German. I don't like, I don't like maths either because it's really boring, but I do like techie and PE.

Interviewer: And why?

Conor: Because they the fun subjects.

Interviewer: Which teachers do you think you'll remember once you've left school and what will you remember about them?

Conor: Miss Kunz because she's - it's just the way she says stuff like, Ja, Ja. Guten Tag. Also Miss Rossi because she always goes, 'I like you' but she doesn't really like us.

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

Conor: I hope to do something with sports, like maybe work at a leisure centre or something, or be a PE teacher.

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A Day in the Life of Kingussie High School - Conor Cleeton

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, Conor Cleeton is being interviewed by George Rea.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: So, can you tell us your name, your age, and what year you're in?<br /> <br /> Conor: I'm Conor Cleeton, I'm fourteen, and I'm in second year.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: So, Conor, can you tell us where you live and how you get to school?<br /> <br /> Conor: I live in Aviemore and I take the bus to school every morning.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And what do you wear to school and are you happy with the school uniform?<br /> <br /> Conor: I wear a tie that, very dull tie, not like it, and a white shirt and black trousers. I don't really like it that much.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What do you do at interval and lunch time and what do you usually eat?<br /> <br /> Conor: At interval, go down to the, like, just out into the playground and everything, just talk to people and everything - sometimes play football - and at lunch go down the street to the butchers, or sometimes Joe's, and then Co-op, have a steak pie or battered sausage and chips, and some sweets.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Do you ever play any games or sports at school, either before a class, in the interval or at lunch time?<br /> <br /> Conor: In PE we do, like, loads of different games and sports and all that, and at interval and lunchtimes sometimes play football.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What are your favourite subjects at school and what do you like, and what don't you like, even?<br /> <br /> Conor: I don't like German. I don't like, I don't like maths either because it's really boring, but I do like techie and PE.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And why?<br /> <br /> Conor: Because they the fun subjects.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Which teachers do you think you'll remember once you've left school and what will you remember about them?<br /> <br /> Conor: Miss Kunz because she's - it's just the way she says stuff like, Ja, Ja. Guten Tag. Also Miss Rossi because she always goes, 'I like you' but she doesn't really like us.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What do you hope to do once you leave school?<br /> <br /> Conor: I hope to do something with sports, like maybe work at a leisure centre or something, or be a PE teacher.