Success for Ardnamurchan High School at Scottish Education Awards 2017
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.