Sports fun for young Gaelic speakers
THE SECOND phase of a popular sports club has kicked off at the Gaelic school in Caol, Fort William.
Club Spòrs, held at Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar, provides a range of extra- curricular sports for fluent Gaelic speaking children from primary one to primary seven.
Three young Gaelic speakers lead the club each Saturday morning where half of the total school roll participate in creative games, dance, indoor hockey, badminton, netball, shinty and football.
Councillor Hamish Fraser, chairman of the Highland Council’s Gaelic Implementation Group said: ‘We continue to provide and support Gaelic medium education.
‘It is a priority to support and make provision for young people to use their Gaelic language skills beyond the classroom.
‘Club Spòrs is a good example of how Gaelic speaking can be included in a national programme of sporting activities. The club is also included in the healthy living agenda.’
Children enjoy a range of sports at the Gaelic school every Saturday morning.