Sports Leadership Awards
The Highland Council Gaelic Team in partnership with Highlife Highland secured funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig to deliver a week long Gaelic Medium Residential Sports Leadership Award course which took place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College in Skye.
Daniel Steele Active Schools Co-ordinator for Highlife Highland delivered the week long course though the medium of Gaelic, which gave the young people a total coaching immersion experience in Gaelic and supported an ethos of peer learning.
Fifteen young people in Secondary schools from Mallaig, Ardnamurchan, Plockton, Portree, Dingwall and Inverness completed the SCQS Level 4 in Sports Leadership Award Course in Gaelic.
Councillor Alister Mackinnon, Chair of The Highland Council’s Gaelic Strategy Implementation Group said: “This initiative is an excellent example of how young Gaelic speakers are able to combine their linguistic, sporting and social skills. These events are important as they bring young people together to offer and provide an opportunity to acquire additional skills including leadership and increased language usage out-with the formal educational setting. The Leadership Award initiative is one of the enabling actions within the Council’s Gaelic Language Plan and is an effective partnership between the Council’s Gaelic Team and Highlife Highland.”
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