High school wins top Gaelic education prize

The Oban Times - - Dis­tricts -

ARD­NA­MUR­CHAN High School has won a pres­ti­gious Gaelic prize at the an­nual Scot­tish Education Awards.

Gaelic-medium pupils at the school Kate Bradley (S5) and Rachel Ford (S1) were ac­com­pa­nied to the cer­e­mony in Glas­gow on Wed­nes­day June 7 by Rachel’s mother and prin­ci­pal teacher from Achar­a­cle Pri­mary School Mar­garet Ford, Ard­na­mur­chan head teacher Christo­pher Mil­lar- Craig and Gaelic teacher John MacInnes.

Mr Mil­lar- Craig said: ‘We are im­mensely proud of our Gaelic depart­ment. They thor­oughly de­serve this award. The depart­ment strives to cre­ate an in­clu­sive ethos where the fo­cus is on in­no­va­tion and pos­i­tiv­ity.

‘Staff en­sure learn­ing is en­gag­ing and pro­vide op­por­tu­nity and con­text for Gaelic to be used out­side the class­room in part­ner­ship with the wider com­mu­nity. We be­lieve lan­guages are cen­tral to de­vel­op­ing key skills nec­es­sary to con­quer the at­tain­ment gap and en­sur­ing pos­i­tive des­ti­na­tions for ev­ery­one.’

Coun­cil­lor Alas­dair Christie, chair­man of the coun­cil’s Peo­ple Com­mit­tee, con­grat­u­lated Ard­na­mur­chan on its Gaelic Education Award. He said: ‘ Well done to Mr Mil­lar- Craig and the pupils and Gaelic depart­ment at Ard­na­mur­chan High.

‘Not only is this a great achieve­ment for the school and Lochaber, it is an hon­our for the High­land area to have such tal­ent and ded­i­ca­tion among its teach­ing staff and pupils.’

Left to right: John MacInnes, Kate Bradley, Christo­pher Mil­lar- Craig, Rachel Ford and Mar­garet Ford.

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