Islay pupils visit Gaelic college

Published Date: 

5 Apr 2017 - 09:49

Pupils from Bowmore Primary School on Islay have just returned from a beneficial visit to Skye’s Gaelic College.

Funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the trip provided primary five, six and seven pupils with the opportunity to submerse themselves in the Gaelic language and see how a Gaelic college operates.

As well as lots of learning, the children were given the opportunity to sail in open canoes, play shinty and go swimming.

Talking about the trip, Head Teacher Maureen MacDonald said: “The trip was very beneficial and enabled pupils to see that there are lots of learning opportunities for people with an interest in Gaelic, both at the college and by distance-learning.

“We stayed at the student accommodation which was beautiful and the children were given the opportunity to use the broadcast and recording equipment. This created a lot of excitement amongst the pupils.

“It was a wonderful experience and I would like to thank Bòrd na Gàidhlig for making it possible.”