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Repton School interview

Year 2 class teacher, Scott Webster shares his school secrets

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Scott Webster
Year 2 class teacher, Repton School

Where did you go to school?
I went to my local school, Mount Cameron Primary School, in East Kilbride, where I was lucky enough to later do my student placement when I was training to become a teacher. I then went to Claremont High School and left after six years in 1988.

What was your favourite subject?
In primary school I loved maths and remember my teachers making lessons active and interesting. In high school, I really enjoyed learning languages and geography and I think that is why I still have a great interest in travelling and exploring other countries. I also loved PE and still enjoy coaching sports in school ECAs.

What was your least favourite subject?
In both primary school and high school I always dreaded drama lessons because I got really embarrassed standing up in front of my classmates and making a fool of myself. Whenever there was drama production I always tried to get a backstage role so I could do anything other than stand up and act in front of a big audience.

Did you have a favourite teacher?
I remember having a favourite teacher in high school who was also the coach for the local hockey club that I played for. Although myself and the other pupils who were taught by Mr Mackay or played hockey for him were teenagers, he always treated us like young adults and spoke to us with respect, so we all respected him and would do our best for him.

Were you good or naughty?
I was always a good boy at primary school and high school, but I saved all my naughty behaviour for university.

What was the naughtiest thing you did at school?
I think when I was about seven years old, I asked for a new maths book because I mistakenly thought I had lost mine. When I eventually found my maths book, (with my name on it!) I decided to hide the evidence so wrapped it in scrap paper and ‘hid’ it in the woods at the bottom of our playground. Unsurprisingly, I had some explaining to do to my teacher when another pupil found it and gave it her. Not my smartest plan.

What’s your happiest memory from your school days?
I have great memories of beautiful weather in spring and summer when at primary school, so our teacher would take the whole class outside with our desks and we would have our lessons on the grass playing field.

What about the worst one?
Accidently calling of one of my primary teachers ‘Mum’ and the rest of the class laughing hysterically at me.

By Time Out Dubai Kids staff
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