Tadhgan interviews Mr Merrick (our new teacher)

Why did you want to come to teach on Eigg?

I really love being outdoors and Scottish islands.  Eigg is a beautiful island with lots of outdoor learning opportunities

Did you teach before?

Yes, I have taught in lots of schools in Glasgow – as a permanent teacher and also as a supply teacher.  I have also been the teacher in Rum and Canna Primary Schools and in Eigg before.  This is my fifth year of being a primary school teacher.

What do you like about teaching?

I like having the opportunity to support children with their learning.  It’s lots of fun.

What do you like about Eigg Primary so far?

There are lots of exciting opportunities like visiting the orchard and doing things in the polytunnel or garden.  I like the enthusiastic children – they are keen to learn and are very friendly and polite. The school is in a beautiful location and the rest of the staff are very nice.

What’s your favourite thing about teaching?

Sometimes the day can go very differently from how you planned it.  I like the variety and the fun.

Thank you Mr Merrick.  I hope you like the picture I took of you.


By Tadhgan, P4