Gaelic activities over the summer

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Extra-curricular programmes of Gaelic activities were offered to Gaelic Medium pupils in specific areas across the Highlands outwith term time to continue, support and enhance their oral language acquisition skills in fun and informal settings.

Pupils from Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis, Culloden Academy and Inverness Royal Academy were able to take part in a varied programme of Gaelic medium activities during the school holidays. This took place during the last three weeks of the Summer Programme and pupils from GM P1 to High School pupils all had the opportunity to participate in the activities.

A play scheme operated daily for the first fortnight of the school holidays which was aimed at the younger pupils while the older pupils were able to take part in more adventurous outdoor activities such as mountain-biking, canoeing, archery, fishing gorge-walking, the cultural activities included drama and art.

A Gaelic Medium week long Ioma Spòrs event offering arts, crafts and sports activities took place in Portree aimed at primary aged pupils.

There were three Gaelic play sessions in Lochcarron this summer for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. The children had the chance to experience Gaelic through play, music, singing, games, arts and craft, plus tea and coffee for parents. The first two sessions were in the upper hall in Lochcarron, and the third at The Tree House, a lovely venue in woodlands, where a bear hunt took place.

A great opportunity for Gaelic Medium pupils to get involved in drama took place earlier this month as workshops entitled “Bogsa Beag na Gaidhlig” were offered in Fort William, Acharacle, Kingussie, Inverness and Nairn . The day-long workshops were for Primary aged children with the main aim to introduce the pupils to drama games and techniques, all structured to enhance Gaelic language usage and develop their confidence skills. Good feedback was received from parents whose children participated in the workshops.

The summer activity programme is organised by Highland Council’s Gaelic Team For further information please contact the Gaelic Team;


21 Aug 2014
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