New Cumnock Primary School Presentation

New Cumnock Primary School Presentation

It was a great pleasure to hand over an Ipad containing the interactive New Cumnock Auld Kirkyard and Village Heritage Trail application to Mary Smith , Head Teacher at New Cumnock Primary School and a number of the pupils that participated in the project.

New Cumnock Primary School Presentation

New Cumnock Primary School Presentation

To make the day extra-special Neil Harris and his partner Viv from Australia paid a visit to thank the school for the work they had carried out in the Auld Kirkyard and their research into Neil’s great great great great grandfather Ivie Campbell of Dalgig and present them with gifts from Australia. They also kindly presented the School and Bobby Guthrie with a copy of their family history book ‘The Rowan Family” – Ivie Campbell’s daughter Thomina  Campbell married Alexander Rowan and six of their seven children emigrated to Australia.

The children had loads of questions about Australia with wildlife top of their lists. Kangaroos, koalas, snakes and scary spiders. Young Euan (middle, back row) and I took the opportunity to tell our Australian visitos about the deadly Scottish midgies that tried to devour us when clearing up the ivy leaves from the Auld Kirkyard!

Neil and Vic hand over gifts to grateful pupils

Neil and Viv hand over gifts to grateful pupils

The children gave a traditional warm Scottish welcome to their guests with a fantastic accordion solos, an elegant and energetic dancing display of ‘The Gay Gordons’ and perfect rendition by the choir of Robert Burns ‘The Diel’s Awa’ with the Exciseman”.

Goodbye wave

A Goodbye wave from New Cumnock Primary School

New Cumnock Auld Kirk and Village Heritage Trail Interactive Application

The application has been developed for use on an Ipad with designed by Muse Design.

From the opening screen the user can choose to

  • visit the New Cumnock Timelineor
  • take the Discovery Quiz
Opening Screen

Opening Screen

New Cumnock Timeline

interactive Timeline

Interactive Timeline

The Interactive Timeline has ‘lollipops’ and the user can scroll back and forth  along the timeline. the a person of their interest. The lollipops are colour coded

  • Orange: Ministers
  • Magenta: Discovery – 10 families studied by New Cumnock Primary School
  • Green:  Soldiers
  • Blue – New Cumnock History – text boxes of key events of that year

Ministers

  • Clicking on the lollipop brings up the Minister selected with a photo of the headstone and supporting text.
Minister1

Minister1

  • Scroll to the right for more text and the inscription on the headstone.

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  • Clicking on the headstone enlarges the size of the image.
minister

minister

Soldiers

  • Clicking on the lollipop brings up the Minister selected with a photo of the headstone and supporting text.

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  • Scroll to the right for more text and the inscription on the headstone.

Interactive_02_soldier02

  • Clicking on the headstone enlarges the size of the image.

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Discovery

  • The Discovery Trail includes 10 family lairs and there is a timeline lollipop for each member of the family selected. The family members appear in order of ‘oldest’ to ‘youngest’ from top to bottom.

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  • Any member of the family can be selected by clicking on the small circles on the right

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  • Any member of the family can be selected by clicking on the small circles on the right

Interactive_05_discovery03

  • The bottom screen contains a series of images and scrolling to the right gives the headstone inscriptions

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  • Clicking on the image enlarges the size of the image.

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Quiz

Over 80 questions on Ministers, Soldiers and Discovery Trail have been prepared. The Quiz, against the clock, consists of 10 questions randomly selected and can be taken time and again, with a fresh set of 10 questions.

quiz

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