Sports fun for young Gaelic speak­ers

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.’

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age.

Chil­dren en­joy a range of sports at the Gaelic school ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing.

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