Read the article:
Remote school with just five pupils needs a new teacher
Use the article to answer the following questions:
- Where is Scoraig?
- How can people travel to Scoraig from the 'outside world'?
- What facilities exist in the settlement?
- What does 'an off-grid community' mean? How is electricity generated in Scoraig?
- Is the settlement experiencing rural depopulation or a growth in numbers?
- Why do you think the Highland Council has had difficulty in recruiting a teacher for Scoraig Primary School?
- What is the nearest town to Scoraig?
- How far away is the nearest city?
- How far away is the nearest city to you?
Extension and research tasks
- Design an advert to attract a teacher to apply for the teaching job at Scoraig Primary School.
- How many people live in Scoraig?
- What employment opportunities, apart from teaching, are they in Scoraig?