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Thursday 10th September 2015

Keywords

Scotland | Primary school | Ross and Cromarty | off-grid | renewable energy

Read the article:

Remote school with just five pupils needs a new teacher

Use the article to answer the following questions:

  1. Where is Scoraig?
  2. How can people travel to Scoraig from the 'outside world'?
  3. What facilities exist in the settlement?
  4. What does 'an off-grid community' mean?  How is electricity generated in Scoraig?
  5. Is the settlement experiencing rural depopulation or a growth in numbers?
  6. Why do you think the Highland Council has had difficulty in recruiting a teacher for Scoraig Primary School?

Atlas tasks

  1. What is the nearest town to Scoraig?
  2. How far away is the nearest city?
  3. How far away is the nearest city to you?

Extension and research tasks

  1. Design an advert to attract a teacher to apply for the teaching job at Scoraig Primary School.
  2. How many people live in Scoraig?
  3. What employment opportunities, apart from teaching, are they in Scoraig?

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