High school wins top Gaelic education prize
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.