Fun for all in Portree at Gaelic Information Day

Gaelic Day photo

A very successful Gaelic Fun and Information Day organised by the Highland Councils Gaelic Team in partnership with Bòrd na Gàidhlig took place recently in the Fingal Centre Portree High School.  

Approximately 50 pre-school children and parents attended the event.  

The aim of the day was to inform parents of the benefits of bilingual education and the support available to them from various Gaelic organisations.

The day provided lots of fun activities for pre-school children which included face painting, bouncy castle, and games.  

Parents had the opportunity to speak to Council Officials, and representatives from the local Comunn nam Pàrant Group and Bòrd na Gàidhlig in relation to Gaelic medium education.  

Parents had the opportunity to view the many attractive and informative interactive educational Gaelic resources.  

Light refreshments were available with the proceeds donated to the Cròileagan Port Rìgh Group.  

Shona Rose, a parent who attended said, “I thought the day was highly successful as it gave parents the opportunity to network and receive valuable information on the benefits of bilingualism and the young children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Gaelic fun activities.”  

Chair of the Council’s Gaelic Implementation Group, Councillor Hamish Fraser said: “I am delighted that the day was well supported by the community as these young people will be the Gaelic speakers of the future.  Making the day so interactive and fun for the youngsters is a good way of reaching out and promoting the opportunities  Gaelic Medium Education can offer to families.”  

For further information contact; Shona.Paterson@highland.gov.uk

11 Mar 2015
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