Lochaber school on shortlist
A LOCHABER high school is up for a top Gaelic education award.
Ardnamurchan High School has been shortlisted for the Gaelic award in next month’s Scottish Education Awards, alongside Sgoil an Taobh Siar on the Isle of Lewis and Gartcosh Primary School in North Lanarkshire.
Staff at the schools have been praising Go! Gaelic, an online programme of resources from Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig, which enables them to teach some Gaelic in confidence within English-medium education.
Go! Gaelic is an online suite of sequenced resources designed to support teachers and was created by Stòrlann, the Gaelic educational resources organisation based in Stornoway.
The awards ‘celebrate the hard work and success that takes place in Scottish education’ and ‘recognise the achievements of people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation’ in the classroom.
Stòrlann chief executive Donald W Morrison said: ‘For me, there’s more to this shortlist than meets the eye.
‘It highlights the fantastic learning opportunities for learners and fluent speakers from across Scotland and, by all accounts, it demonstrates the relevance of Gaelic as a language of our day.
‘Go! Gaelic is giving a big shout to finalists at Gartcosh Primary Ardnamurchan and Lewis.’