Lochaber school on short­list

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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