Suc­cess for Ard­na­mur­chan High School at Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards 2017

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

BÒRD na Gàidhlig has con­grat­u­lated Ard­na­mur­chan High School af­ter the school won the Gaelic Ed­u­ca­tion Award at the Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards 2017 which were held re­cently in Glas­gow on Wed­nes­day June 7.

The Gaelic Ed­u­ca­tion Award is spon­sored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Ard­na­mur­chan High School was praised for its strong ethos for Gaelic across the whole es­tab­lish­ment which cre­ates an in­clu­sive en­vi­ron­ment for Gaelic lan­guage, cul­ture and her­itage; staff who are highly com­mit­ted to the de­vel­op­ment of Gaelic lan­guage and as a school where a high value is placed on en­sur­ing that pupils have a sound knowl­edge of Gaelic her­itage of the lo­cal area through, for ex­am­ple, place names and songs.

The par­tic­i­pa­tion of young peo­ple in events such as vil­lage hall tours, ceilidh trails, the na­tional schools Gaelic de­bate, shinty, John Muir Award and FilmG en­hance the qual­ity of the learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and fur­ther de­velop Gaelic lan­guage and aware­ness of cul­ture.

Th­ese op­por­tu­ni­ties en­able the young peo­ple in­volved to meet and build friend­ships with other young peo­ple in GME from across Scot­land.

The com­mit­ted lead­er­ship of the head teacher, ably sup­ported by teach­ing staff, sup- port staff and par­ents en­sures that Gaelic is thriv­ing in Ard­na­mur­chan and go­ing from strength to strength.

The Gaelic-medium pro­vi­sion pro­vides con­ti­nu­ity from pri­mary with ev­i­dence that this is hav­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact on the num­bers en­rolling in GME at the pri­mary feeder school.

Mona Wil­son, di­rec­tor of Gaelic ed­u­ca­tion with Bòrd na Gàidhlig pre­sented the Ard­na­mur­chan rep­re­sen­ta­tives with the award say­ing: ‘Bòrd na Gàidhlig is de­lighted to sup­port the Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards and to once again spon­sor the Gaelic Ed­u­ca­tion Award and we con­grat­u­late Ard­na­mur­chan High School on their well- de­served suc­cess.’

The Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards be­gan in 2001 and are or­gan­ised by the Daily Record and Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land with sup­port from or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Cre­ative Scot­land.

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