New Lochaber Gaelic School to host information afternoon
On Saturday 5 December, prospective and current
parents as well as community members are invited to Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch
Abar (Lochaber Gaelic Primary) to have a look around the new building and to
hear more about the provision on offer. The school opened in August this year
and has a current role of 70 children in the primary school and 10 children in
The school also facilitates a Mother and Toddler Group (Pàrant is Pàiste) and Cròileagan Grianach – a local educational club for 2 year olds and children before they go into nursery. Gaelic language classes for adults are also available in the school on Tuesday and Thursday night.
The open afternoon on 5 December will be an informal opportunity for parents and community members to gather information about the benefits of learning two languages.
Information stalls will include representatives from the Mother and Toddler Group, Cròileagan Grianach, Sgoil Àraich (the nursery), Bun-Sgoil (the primary school), Lochaber High School Gaelic Department and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (the Gaelic College on Skye). A number of Gaelic organisations will also be present including Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Comunn na Gàidhlig, Fèisean nan Gàidheal, The Gaelic Books Council, Stòrlann and Gaelic4Parents.
Current parents will also be on hand to answer questions about homework and supporting children with no Gaelic in the home.
A wide range of activities will also be in place for all ages of children including messy play, outdoor learning activities and dance. Tea and coffee will also be available.
Come along and find out more about the benefits of bilingualism and see the brand new school. Saturday 5 December, 1pm - 3pm at Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar, Ardgour Road, Caol.