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craig harrison Head of Physical Education

I have been Head of PE since 2012 and have loved providing boys with the opportunity to express themselves through sport and physical exercise. I have also enjoyed the special memories my GCSE and A level classes have given me. Guiding boys through challenging syllabuses has definitely provided them with lifelong skills which I’m sure they will utilise beyond school.

I was also an Assistant Housemaster for 6 years in Laidlaw South and enjoyed working closely with Matt Hillier and Chispa Prini Garcia (Housemasters). Working in the Sixth Form boarding house helped me build a rapport with boys outwith the classroom and games fields and I’m delighted that I chose this option when I started in 2010.

Pre-Merchiston, I was a PE teacher at Balerno Community High School where I was responsible for leading several extra-curricular activities and also delivering various SQA qualifications throughout the time I was there.

INTERESTS 

Reading

Travelling

Running /Athletics

Tennis

Skiing

Football

Rugby

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

Becoming a Dad to two amazing boys (Oliver and Louis)

FUNNIEST MEMORY

II Form trip to Loch Inch with Michael Boyd

INSPIRING MOMENT

When former pupils tell me that they miss being at MCS and, in particular, being in PE lessons.

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