Fair Isle School Chaplaincy
As the Chaplain for Fair Isle Primary School, Ken used to come into the classrooms regularly to talk to the children. In Personal and Social Development at the P7 stage, among the milestones to be discussed was “Death”. Almost without exception, the class teacher would ask Ken to discuss this subject with the pupils. When he agreed, it was always such a relief to the class teacher, who thus avoided answering any awkward questions. He was, therefore, known affectionately by the P7 pupils not as Mr Froude but as Mr Death!
Fame at last!
On one occasion a class had been researching Famous Scots as part of a project on Scotland. The teacher asked the class if they could think of any famous Scot from Kirkcaldy. Without much hesitation the answers came in this order……Adam Smith, Gordon Brown and Mr Froude.